The article you thought you'd never see in the New York tabloids: A-Rod, Clutch God!
But for now we have to admit that the Yankees with Rodriguez this season have been something very different than the Yankees without him. More often than not, A-Rod's moments have meant something in the standings.
OK, that's a bit deceiving, because the rest of the article catalogs -- unfairly as usual -- all of the tired arguments the New York press has deployed against Rodriguez. He beats up on losing teams. He gets big hits when it doesn't matter. He wilts when it does. He's probably not the Antichrist, but he plays bridge with him once a week. You know the drill.
But this article actually acknowledges that the Yankees are better with Alex Rodriguez than without him, and that represents progress.