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Alex Rodriguez hits home run No. 600
AP via Yahoo News ^ | 8/4/10 | unknown

Posted on 08/04/2010 12:51:11 PM PDT by Upstate NY Guy

NEW YORK – Alex Rodriguez became the youngest player to hit 600 home runs and did it with style, driving a pitch into Yankee Stadium's Monument Park in center field exactly three years to the day after his 500th homer.

A-Rod reached the milestone Wednesday after a 12-game drought with a first-inning homer off Toronto's Shaun Marcum. Rodriguez connected with a 2-0 pitch over the middle of the plate for his 17th home run of the season, giving the Yankees a 2-0 lead on a sweltering summer afternoon.

By hitting the homer into Monument Park, a stadium worker could retrieve the ball for him.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: alexrodriquez; arod; baseball; mlb; whatagain; yankees
The youngest player to hit 600 home runs playing for the winningest franchise in all of all of sports history. What a great milestone and success story!

Yankee hate posts beginning in 3, 2, 1....


1 posted on 08/04/2010 12:51:15 PM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
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To: Upstate NY Guy

Wow, he has hit it at least three times today!


2 posted on 08/04/2010 12:52:12 PM PDT by Ingtar (If he could have taxed it, Obama's hole would have been plugged by now.)
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To: Upstate NY Guy

Steroid user hits 600 home runs.


3 posted on 08/04/2010 12:56:39 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: Upstate NY Guy

I knew I’d miss it. I should have just not watched for about a week and he would have got it sooner! I’ll have to catch the replay on YES.


4 posted on 08/04/2010 1:03:06 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Upstate NY Guy

The Evil Empire.


5 posted on 08/04/2010 1:04:35 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: LdSentinal

5 minutes in and only 1 dig about steroids???? Come on Yankee haters, you’ve got much more envy and malice where that came from. Dig deep, find your true hatred and let it all out.


6 posted on 08/04/2010 1:04:59 PM PDT by Upstate NY Guy (Gen 15:16 The iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete.)
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To: Upstate NY Guy

Finally.

I’ve been on pins and steroid needles.


7 posted on 08/04/2010 1:08:55 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Upstate NY Guy
Yankee hate posts beginning in 3, 2, 1....

I hate the Yankees because I am a Mariner fan. But Arod should not be on the list of 600 or more home runs because he cheated. He admitted he cheated. That is not fair to the other players.

Barry Bonds should not be there either.
8 posted on 08/04/2010 1:10:09 PM PDT by microgood
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To: Upstate NY Guy
It's not hatred for the Yankees, but hatred for steroid users.

Like A-rod, Manny, David Ortiz (Red Sox), etc.

600 HRs is tarnished for A-roid.

9 posted on 08/04/2010 1:10:54 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: Upstate NY Guy

THEY ARE PLAYING NOW? OMG! YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AROD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


10 posted on 08/04/2010 1:12:33 PM PDT by angcat (Robinson Cano don't ya know!)
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To: Upstate NY Guy

Haha. Took him long enough.

Finally got some protection with Lance Berkman in the order, and they had to pitch him a fat strike.

SnakeDoc


11 posted on 08/04/2010 1:15:11 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("Shut it down" ... 00:00:03 ... 00:00:02 ... 00:00:01 ... 00:00:00.)
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To: Upstate NY Guy

Until someone does it without steriods, I’ll still consider Roger Maris as the single-season homerun leader and Hank Aaron as the all-time homerun leader.

The Babe did it on hot dogs and beer, not steroids.


12 posted on 08/04/2010 1:17:00 PM PDT by Lou Budvis (Refudiate 0bama '12)
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To: microgood

The Mariners could sure use some steroids and a little HGH this season.


13 posted on 08/04/2010 1:20:47 PM PDT by Busywhiskers ("Once you have wrestled, everything else in life is easy" -Dan Gable)
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To: microgood
I hate the Yankees because I am a Mariner fan. But Arod should not be on the list of 600 or more home runs because he cheated.

Oh, I see. He used steroids kind of like Shane Monahan of the Mariners except A-Rod made the mistake of actually accomplishing something.

14 posted on 08/04/2010 1:24:00 PM PDT by Upstate NY Guy (Gen 15:16 The iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete.)
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To: Upstate NY Guy
Mariners except A-Rod made the mistake of actually accomplishing something.

And looking damn good doing it.

15 posted on 08/04/2010 1:24:53 PM PDT by riri
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To: Upstate NY Guy

Congrats A-rod. You only had to use “performance enhancing” drugs to do it. Momma will be proud. Not a Yankee hater, but a drug abuse hater.


16 posted on 08/04/2010 1:25:07 PM PDT by vpintheak (Love of God, Family and Country has made me an extremist.)
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To: Upstate NY Guy

Not a Yankee fan...but I’d hate A-Rod no matter who he played for.


17 posted on 08/04/2010 1:35:07 PM PDT by SMCC1
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To: SnakeDoctor
Finally got some protection with Lance Berkman in the order, and they had to pitch him a fat strike.

Huh? You abviously struck out on this. You obviously have no idea what the Yankees batting order is.

18 posted on 08/04/2010 1:36:21 PM PDT by melancholy
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To: Upstate NY Guy
Oh, I see. He used steroids kind of like Shane Monahan of the Mariners except A-Rod made the mistake of actually accomplishing something.

Nice straw man. Arod cheated. I do not know who Shane Monahan is but I do know Arod is not in Junior's league because he did not cheat.
19 posted on 08/04/2010 1:36:54 PM PDT by microgood
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To: Busywhiskers
The Mariners could sure use some steroids and a little HGH this season.

I think it took them two months to get from 30 to 40 wins. They are truly pathetic this year.
20 posted on 08/04/2010 1:38:22 PM PDT by microgood
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To: melancholy

It was a joke. Lighten up.

Berkman has batted 2nd and either 6th or 7th.

SnakeDoc


21 posted on 08/04/2010 1:40:12 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("Shut it down" ... 00:00:03 ... 00:00:02 ... 00:00:01 ... 00:00:00.)
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To: Upstate NY Guy
A-Roid!
A-Roid!
A-Roid!

happy now?

22 posted on 08/04/2010 1:48:32 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: Retired Greyhound

LOL!


23 posted on 08/04/2010 1:50:27 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: microgood

Their problem is they signed a couple of head cases and let Junior hang around a bit too long and it has messed them up as a team.


24 posted on 08/04/2010 1:59:51 PM PDT by Busywhiskers ("Once you have wrestled, everything else in life is easy" -Dan Gable)
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To: Upstate NY Guy
my favorite NY bumper sticker?

I (heart) NY
It's the Yankees I hate

25 posted on 08/04/2010 2:16:09 PM PDT by llevrok (Drink your beer damnit! There are people sober in Africa.)
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To: Busywhiskers; microgood
Suggested Revision:

and let Junior,Chuck Armstrong, Howard Lincoln and some absentee Japanese owner hang around a bit too long

26 posted on 08/04/2010 2:19:29 PM PDT by llevrok (Drink your beer damnit! There are people sober in Africa.)
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To: Busywhiskers
Their problem is they signed a couple of head cases and let Junior hang around a bit too long and it has messed them up as a team.

Good analysis. I would add that I think Wok has made many boneheaded pitching changes when our starters are doing well by kind of overanalyzing the starter and bullpen situation.
27 posted on 08/04/2010 2:19:35 PM PDT by microgood
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To: Lou Budvis; June K.
The Babe did it on hot dogs and beer, not steroids.

Not only beer and hot dogs, which will slow ya down, but also the Babe hit his 600th in 2,044 games ... fully 223 games less than A-Rod, and still tops on the list as far as least games in hitting 600 HR's

As a comparison, A-Rod (2,267) and Bonds (2,395) games immediately follow the Babe, but old time non-juicers Hank Aaron (2,592) and Willie Mays (2,557) as well as current non-juicer (so far, hopefully) Ken Griffey Jr. took 2,440 games to reach 600 homers. Sammy Sosa is odd man out with 2,592 games and a juicer to boot.

Back to the old timers ... Ruth, Aaron, and Mays had to deal with pitching such as the aggressive 'brushback', 'scuffball', and in Ruth's case, the 'spitball' which was then still somewhat legal. Aaron and Mays had to deal with racism in the ranks of their fellow ballplayers and fans. I'd reckon these three had a much more difficult go at it in reaching 600 homers.

The general meme about A-Rod today is that he is the 'youngest player in history to reach 600 home runs' ... I say BAH to that, age means little ... it's about games played and at-bats which really counts, as well as the aforementioned difficulties that the old timers had to go thru to achieve the milestone.

Just my 2 cents,
-- MM

28 posted on 08/05/2010 5:36:30 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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