An odd start to season for A-Rod 

May, 11, 2007
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On the morning of April 24, Alex Rodriguez had played 18 games. In those 18 games, he'd batted .400, hit 14 home runs and drove in 34 runs. It was widely held that he'd put together the greatest April in major league history.

There were seven days left in April.

The pundits were asked -- were compelled, really -- to explain why Rodriguez was doing so well, and they came up with plenty of explanations, most of them involving his improved swing and his improved psyche.

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