HOMECOMING DATE: 4/16/2001
COMPLEX SAYS: A-Rod's golden-boy image began unraveling the moment he signed with the Texas Rangers in 2000 for a then-record $252 million contract. Upon his return to Safeco, Seattle's usually tranquil fans were uncharacteristically hateful, throwing Monopoly money on the field and greeting the slugger with angry boos. Then, they immediately went back to sipping lattes and being unfailingly polite.
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