Alex Rodriguez is just a handful of home runs away from passing a true baseball legend’s career homer mark.
That would be Willie Mays, who finished his storied career with 660 home runs. A-Rod is just a few dingers away from that mark. The Say Hey Kid’s godson, Barry Bonds, cannot figure out why so little attention will be paid to A-Rod when he passes Mays’s mark.
I think I know why, Barry.
It’s because Rodriguez cheated to get as many home runs as he has hit, just like Bonds did.
A-Rod has admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs. He served a season-long suspension in 2014. He’s come back to the New York Yankees to resume his climb up the career home run leader board.
Bonds, of course, hit more home runs than anyone else. You’ll have to excuse this bit of petulance, but I still consider Henry Aaron to be the home run king, even though he hit 755 home runs compared to Bonds’s 762. Aaron didn’t cheat the way Bonds did. Thus, he’s still the Home Run King in my book.
As for A-Rod, it’s always been about him. He’s not a good teammate and his fellow Yankees know that about him.
The Yankees are planning no celebration when A-Rod passes Mays.
Why no love for A-Rod, Barry? It’s because he hasn’t earned it.