IMPORTANT BLOG ANNOUNCEMENT

PLEASE CHANGE YOUR BOOKMARKS AND FEEDS TO THE NEW URL, YANKEEANALYSTS.COM. TYU IS IN NO WAY AFFILIATED WITH THE NEW YORK YANKEES OR YANKEES UNIVERSE.
Aug 042010

Rodriguez 5

Get those hands up

On the three-year anniversary of his 500th home run, Alex Rodriguez homered off Shaun Marcum this afternoon in the Bronx.  The home run came on an 89 mph fastball over the middle of the plate on a 2-0 count, and Rodriguez didn’t miss, driving it over the center field wall and into Monument Park. In doing so, he became only the 7th player in baseball history to hit 600 home runs, joining Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Ken Griffey Jr., and Sammy Sosa.  At 34 years old, Rodriguez is the youngest player ever to hit 600 home runs.

The home run ended a homerless drought for Alex.  To be honest, I don’t really care how many at-bats it has been since his last one.  Good hitters go through slumps, and the only reason this slump was notable is because 600 is a round number and history was waiting.  I’ve covered my feelings on Alex Rodriguez and 600 before, and I continue to tip my proverbial cap.  He’s one of the greatest players to ever play the game of baseball.  It’s been a pleasure watching him play for the Yankees for the past seven years, and I’m looking forward to the next seven years with the hopeful anticipation of seeing him break Barry Bonds’ record and win a few (read: many) more rings in the process.  Congrats, Alex.

Rodriguez 1

Rodriguez 2

Rodriguez 3

Rodriguez 4

rodriguez

Rodriguez 6

arod

rodriguez

Rodriguez 8

Rodriguez 9

rodriguez curtain call

arod and jeter

All photos courtesy of Daylife.com and the Associated Press.

6 Responses to “Alex Rodriguez Hits Number 600”

  1. Congrats, Alex. (Even though there’s no way you’re gonna read it on here, but whatevs.)  (Quote)

    [Reply To This Comment]

    Matt Imbrogno Reply:

    Ditto. I don’t care about the past, I don’t care about the future, I just care that Alex did something incredible. He has been a joy and a pleasure to watch for the last 6.5 seasons.  (Quote)

    [Reply To This Comment]

  2. about time, arod.

    I was a big arod hater but i changed my opinion about him last year when arod was hitting walkoff homers.

    i feel most people dont care about the steroid usage cause everyone was using it. i dont care if arod used it or not in the past cause it was not illegal at the time.  (Quote)

    [Reply To This Comment]

  3. Congrats on 600, A-Rod! (Oh, and guys: despite what the big screen at YS says, he turned 35 last week.)  (Quote)

    [Reply To This Comment]

Leave a Reply

(required)

(required)

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

© 2011 TYU Suffusion theme by Sayontan Sinha