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09:51 AM ET 09.14 | The last time Alex Rodriguez was at Fenway Park, he was a WWE villain in cleats. He was without an ally. He was treated like a war criminal by the Fenway crowd, like a pinata by Ryan Dempster and like a double-agent by the Yankees. General manager Brian Cashman depicted Rodriguez as a liar and said he limited his conversations to hello and goodbye, concerned about the litigious state that existed between player and team. Rodriguez's lawyer, Joseph Tacopina, and Yankees team president Randy Levine engaged in a weekend of charges and counter-charges, further amping up the unease between the parties. For three hours a day, A-Rod tried to help the Yankees win, and team officials embraced that. And for the other 21 hours they were enemies, hurling threats and challenges. That Aug. 16-18 series was the Bronx Zoo by way of Wrestlemania. So at his Fenway locker yesterday, when I offered to A-Rod how much less noisy it is around him this visit, he chuckled and said, "That's the understatement of a lifetime." He is Alex Rodriguez. So a certain amount of sensation always simmers around him. He was booed lustily in each at-bat last night in Boston's 8-4 triumph. Just now is not like the opening week or two after Rodriguez appealed his 211-game suspension and returned to the Yankees. Certainly nothing like his first 2013 foray into Fenway. You notice him because he is A-Rod, but there is not a 24-7 tumult encircling him. "It is calmer and more about baseball," Rodriguez said.

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September 14, 2013  09:56 AM ET

Seriously no one cares bro.

September 14, 2013  10:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Seriously no one cares bro.

Tell that to the 33,000 fans in Fenway Park.

September 14, 2013  10:15 AM ET

The guy is a dewshenozzle.

September 14, 2013  10:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The guy is just misunderstood. I wish he was on the Red Sox.

We all knew that was how you felt...

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September 14, 2013  11:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

he's the most evil man in the world because he is the only guy ever to cheathe should be drawn and quartered like mel gibson in braveheart

agree.

September 14, 2013  01:20 PM ET

Isn't it becoming boring?
He's a non-factor on his team and in MLB, and most of us are ready to move on.

September 14, 2013  02:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

He's a non-factor on his team and in MLB.

A-Rod may be a d(ou)che but he has been hitting well for the Yankees since his return. 6 HRs, almost a .300 BA in the 122 ABs since his return. His OPS right now is higher than any year since 2009. While it's a small sample size, his presence in the Yanks lineup has made a significant difference to their offense.

September 14, 2013  02:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The guy is a dewshenozzle.

Why don't you tell me how you really feel, clem?

September 14, 2013  02:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Isn't it becoming boring?He's a non-factor on his team and in MLB, and most of us are ready to move on.

Very.

September 14, 2013  03:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

A-Rod may be a d(ou)che but he has been hitting well for the Yankees since his return. 6 HRs, almost a .300 BA in the 122 ABs since his return. His OPS right now is higher than any year since 2009. While it's a small sample size, his presence in the Yanks lineup has made a significant difference to their offense.

And that's why the Yankees are winning so much--oh, wait a minute!

September 14, 2013  08:22 PM ET

Just quietly cashing his $200,000 per game checks.

September 14, 2013  09:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

We all knew that was how you felt...

LOL.

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September 15, 2013  08:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

And that's why the Yankees are winning so much--oh, wait a minute!

Yeah, well don't let facts get in your way.

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