Saturday, February 6, 2010

ARod 500th HR not worth much

The ball Alex Rodriguez hit for his 500th home run just sold for $103,579. I'm surprised it got that much.

Hitting 500 home runs is not the achievement that it used to be, given the widespread use of performance-enhancing drugs in baseball. And ARod's numbers are tainted because of his acknowledged steroid use for several years of his career with the Texas Rangers.

ARod is likely to break Barry Bond's home run record (762) in a New York Yankees uniform. But it's a moment I won't be celebrating. Unlike Derek Jeter topping Lou Gehrig for the all-time Yankees hits record, I will take no pleasure watching ARod break that home run record. That home run will always remind me of the damage ARod and other players have done to the game of baseball.

Thanks to Googie man via en. Wikipedia for the photo.

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