Yankees rally around A-Rod in Boston

A beanball in Beantown could turn the season around for Rodriguez and Bombers

Updated: August 19, 2013, 3:17 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

BOSTON -- Now it can be revealed: There is a vast, baseball-wide conspiracy against Alex Rodriguez, and it includes the commissioner of baseball, the front office of the New York Yankees and players like Ryan Dempster.

They are conspiring, however improbably, to turn A-Rod into a sympathetic figure, and however unwittingly -- at least in the case of Dempster and whoever else takes it into his own hands to mete out the punishment that baseball's collective bargaining agreement has ...

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