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Posted by: Jack Curry on Jul 7, 2010 at 02:20:06 PM

OAKLAND – If Alex Rodriguez had squinted or adjusted one finger on his bat before hammering a grand slam on Tuesday night, I would have seen it. That is how close I was to the plate during the third inning at the Oakland Coliseum. If there was an on deck circle behind the on deck circle, that would have been my neighborhood.

In two decades of covering baseball, I have been fortunate enough to have some terrific views from several press boxes. But I’ve never had a more prime location than the one I have enjoyed during the series between the Yankees and the Athletics. I never thought that standing on a pile of television cable wires and wedging between two camera operators would be so memorable.

While standing about 20 feet from the first base dugout for an inning in each game,