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Buckle up: The director's cut

Posted by Chad Finn, Globe Staff  December 26, 2008 04:04 PM

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Aug. 21: The Yankees arrive in Boston for a crucial three-game series, and as usual, Alex Rodriquez is embroiled in a self-inflicted controversy. The New York Post reported earlier in the morning that he had broken up with Madonna, and A-Rod confirms the split to reporters at Fenway. “It was my call,” A-Rod says. “I just decided she’d hit a few too many fungoes through the years, if you catch my drift.” He refuses to confirm or deny tabloid reports that he was spotted slinking out of Elizabeth Taylor’s apartment at 3 a.m. the previous Sunday.

Nov. 22: After he’s toasted by Ted Ginn Jr. on a 23-yard completion on third-and-22, Patriots cornerback Deltha O’Neal, who against all odds is with the champs for a second season, removes his helmet and rips off a rubber mask to reveal a horrific truth: He’s been Chris Canty in disguise all along! As those in Gillette Stadium collectively gasp, Canty immediately breaks into a choreographed dance routine to Wrexx ‘n Effects’ smash hit “Rump Shaker.”

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Programming note: I'll again be chiming on on the Boston.com Patriots-Bills live blog tomorrow, and we'll continue into the Jets-Dolphins showdown at 4:15. So consider this your invitation, and be sure to stop by and offer your two cents' worth. It'll be a good time -- assuming the Pats win, of course.

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As for today's Completely Random Baseball Card:

I realize he was a heck of a glove, but not too many outfielders, at least nowadays, could have a single-season high of six homers and a career adjusted OPS of 93 and yet last 15 seasons in the big leagues. Different game then, wasn't it?

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