The writer and the puzzle: Richard Ben Cramer couldn't crack A-Rod

Once PED allegations emerged, writer Richard Ben Cramer could no longer get close to Alex Rodriguez.

White hung up after that. I called often in the days and months ahead, but she never picked up, and eventually I stopped. She knew that I would. The cleaning of someone's clock is an act of collaboration, after all. Once a source decides that you're done, the only thing to do is move on.

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