Impressive Postseason Performance: 2009 A-Rod

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Impressive Postseason Performance: 2009 A-Rod
Impressive Postseason Performance: 2009 A-Rod

Coming into 2009, A-Rod had earned the scorn of Yankee fans as a "choker" in the playoffs, largely based on his production in 2004 against the Red Sox and then subsequent struggles against the Angels, Tigers, and Cleveland (in 2005, 2006, and 2007, respectively). After the 2008 season, during which he finalized a divorce, he entered 2009, to me, a completely different player. On his way to yet another 30 HR / 100 RBI season (an oft touted accomplishment), even though he wasn't the best he'd ever been, he looked more relaxed than I'd ever seen him and he looked like he was finally having fun. Whatever the reason, he had a remarkable 2009 postseason while being a huge contributor to their 27th

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