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Does anyone care about A-Rod's 600th home run?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Gator, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    I'm stunned by the lack of coverage for this feat ... only a handful of players have hit 600 homers, and he's one away after last night. Does his link to steroid use keep media outlets (especially ESPN, which I thought would be all over this) from blowing this out of proportion?

    Or is it that the baseball-watching world is sick of hearing about power milestones? Does America have a bad taste in its mouth left by Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, etc?
  2. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    ESPN is too busy fawning over shithead Brett Favre to care about an achievement that matters.

    A-Rod will be only the 7th guy to hit 600 --- a huge achievement no matter what you think of him. By the end of the season, he'll be within 150 of Bonds' record, at age 34. He'll pass Bonds in 4 more years.
  3. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Steroids, plus the fact that it's been done three times in the last decade has diluted the feat.

    It took 125 years or so to get three guys with 600 homers. It'll take about 10 for another four guys.
  4. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I'll take a pass on the excitement of the moment.
  5. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    A-Rod has been so good for so long, it's not like 600 was ever in doubt. Wake me when he closes in on 800.
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    This accomplishment matters? Please. He's an admitted cheater.

    People will barely care when he passes Bonds.
  7. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    And nobody will give a shit in four years.
  8. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    But why? Is it his personal cheating, or cheating across the board? Or is it the aforementioned idea that this is no longer a huge milestone because it's been done too many times in recent memory.
  9. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    It because there is an unnatural hatred for A-Rod. Not unlike the Kobe hatred around here.

    I don't care about his personal life and, roids aside, he's still one of the best hitters and best players in history.
  10. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Milestones and records like this are stupid. Completely meaningless across different eras. And the MLB hitting records have been blown to smithereens by the Steroid Boys. If you enjoy this kind of thing, have at it. Most people would rather watch World Cup soccer.
  11. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I'm actually starting to doubt if he'll catch Bonds.

    His HR production is down & he's got some injuries that could continue to hurt him.
  12. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    And my bad on age ... he'll be 35 next week.

    I still think he beats bonds by late in 2014
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