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Alex Rodriguez was determined to prove that even 40-year-olds can become sliding ninjas

At age 40 and in the midst of his 22nd big league season, it's safe to say that Alex Rodriguez is closer to the end of his career than the beginning. But while his #brand has shifted from MVP to Peak Dad/art magnate, A-Rod would like us all to know that he's still got some tricks up his sleeves on the basepaths. Sure, he might not swipe 46 bases in a season anytime soon, but as he proved during Thursday's 6-3 win over the Angels, what he lacks in burst he more than makes up for in veteran guile:

Poor Johnny Giavotella, your glove was in such perfect position. But how can you tag what you cannot see?