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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Major League Baseball Star Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod) was back in Miami and he was looking to do good off the field while the Yankees are in town to take on the Marlins.

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On Tuesday, he spent some time with his beloved Boys and Girls Club.

A-Rod is the local boy who made good and bad. He may never live down his steroid use but he’s living it up again on the field and enjoying his baseball homecoming.

Rodriguez went back to where it all started, teaching the fine points of the game that have made him rich and infamous.

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This trip down memory lane is part of a homecoming that for Rodriguez has been much more cheerful than he might have imagined.

The fans still want his autograph, and still yell his name despite him being perhaps the most notorious steroid user of all time.

Rodriguez has returned from a yearlong suspension and redeemed himself by quietly still being productive even for a guy who turns 40-years old next month.

Fans who came out to see Rodriguez still seemed divided on their opinion of him.

That truth will never go away but the other fact is this. Regardless of how baseball ultimately judges Rodriguez, his heart will remain in the city that may give him more of a pass than most.

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Rodriguez last night said he’ll keep playing as long as his body feels up to it. He’s had a two hip surgeries, and believes being off last season actually revived him.

Jim Berry