'The Deal': What If A-Rod Played For The Sox?

March 4, 2014

Aaron Boone’s 11th inning homer in Game 7 of the 2003 American League Championship Series sent the New York Yankees on to the World Series. Boston’s season was, of course, over, another chapter in the team’s long history of pain and futility.

Soon after that loss, the Red Sox were presented with a tantalizing opportunity. The Texas Rangers were looking to trade Alex Rodriguez, arguably the best player at the time. It was a potential blockbuster and the subject of “The Deal,” a documentary about just how close A-Rod came to wearing a Sox uniform.


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