Toucher & Rich: The Barnicle Brothers Discuss ‘The Deal’ Documentary Involving A-Rod, The Yankees & The Red Sox

March 4, 2014 3:37 PM BOSTON (CBS) – What if I told you that the Major League Baseball Players Association allowed the biggest trade of the 21st century to go through?

" It’s interesting to look back at it now, and some Red Sox fans would like to forget this fact, but Alex Rodriguez could have, and probably should have been playing for Boston over the past decade.

The deal was all but done, but the MLBPA vetoed it on the grounds that A-Rod would be accepting a voluntary reduction in salary – a road the union was not willing to go down at that point in time.

Colin and Nick Barnicle, two local guys and brothers, appeared in studio Tuesday morning on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich program to discuss their documentary film The Deal – a 30 For 30 short seen on ESPN.

The Yankees weren’t even interested in Rodriguez until third baseman Aaron Boone blew out his knee playing basketball, so Aaron “Bleeping” Boone essentially crushed the hearts of Red Sox nation two times in just a few short months "

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