On August 4th, 2010, New York Yankee’s third baseman Alex Rodriguez became the youngest player in major league history to hit 600 home runs.
As a huge baseball fan, here are my thoughts about it:
– It is a milestone, no doubt about it; steroids don’t necessarily make people hit home runs, otherwise everyone who ever took them would be home run kings. There is the whole hand/eye coordination element to consider.
– Alex Rodriguez has admitted to using steroids. That, to me, in and of itself, sucks – but is forgivable. However, because of the way his steroid use came out, in lie-filled spurts, and because of his overall gross, self-centered attitude towards baseball, I cannot find it anywhere inside of myself to feel good about #600, or any of his accomplishments.
He doesn’t care what I think. But I doubt he cares what anybody thinks.
I’m not too sad. At least Yankee fans finally have something to celebrate.