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A-Rod's October brings Snub Seen 'Round the World

Published: Thursday, Oct. 11 2012 4:26 p.m. MDT

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, left, talks to manager Joe Girardi during the 10th inning of Game 3 against the Baltimore Orioles in the American League division baseball series Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, in New York.  (Kathy Willens, Associated Press) New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, left, talks to manager Joe Girardi during the 10th inning of Game 3 against the Baltimore Orioles in the American League division baseball series Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, in New York. (Kathy Willens, Associated Press)

NEW YORK — His production shriveled, his aura dissipated, his place in history unsettled and his ego almost certainly bruised, Alex Rodriguez took a seat following the Snub Seen 'Round the World and became a spectator, little different than the 50,000 other fans at Yankee Stadium.

At age 37, he has become perhaps the biggest hole in the New York Yankees' batting order this October, a close-to-automatic out.

The $275 million man lives for moments like the one Wednesday night, when the game and his team's season were tottering on a high wire between success and setback.

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