DaveTalksSports: What do you want for your birthday this year Alex Rodriguez?
Alex: I don’t know Dave. I feel like I have everything I’ve ever wanted.
DaveTalksSports: How about another home run? You don’t have enough of those yet.
Alex: Oh yeah, that sounds like a great id……
DaveTalksSports: Oh wait, have you been a good boy?
Alex: No, not really.
DaveTalksSports: Oh who am I kidding?! It doesn’t matter! You’re playing so well you are completely overshadowing all the mean, nasty, hurtful, despicable, dishonest, and deceitful things you’ve done, and you’ll probably get exactly what you want anyway.
Alex Rodriguez turned 40 years old yesterday. In honor of himself, he hit his 678th career home run in a 6-2 victory over his former team; The Texas Rangers. A-Rod is now hitting .276 on the season with 24 home runs and 59 runs batted in. He has WILDLY exceeded everyone’s expectations this year (possibly even his own), and after serving a 162-game suspension last season, A-Rod has returned completely rejuvenated. Being the New York Yankees’ primary DH has helped A-Rod solely focus on hitting, as he has only played 6 games in the field (4 at 3B and 2 at 1B). It has also allowed him to stay healthy while playing in 91 of the Yankees’ 98 games this season.
As with anything attached to Alex Rodriguez’s name there is always suspicion. Is his success this season tainted or has he found the fountain of youth in a back alley somewhere in The Bronx? No matter what your opinion of A-Rod, we must admit his season has been spectacular, and he is one of the biggest reasons the Yankees stand atop the American League East.
After A-Rod’s hot week of home run hitting (hitting 5 home runs in as many days), the ‘Live In The Moment’ question of the day is: Will A-Rod pass Barry Bonds and how many home runs will he end his career with (so what if that’s 2 questions)? All I can do is laugh. As much as A-Rod enjoys shoving his success in the face of his doubters, father time waits for no man. I’ll simplify it: Today, A-Rod has 678 hr’s and would need 85 more to pass Bonds. Even at an ultra-gernerous pace of 20 hr’s per year, A-Rod would need to RE-SIGN ANOTHER CONTRACT after his age 41 season of 2017 (when he’ll turn 42), and then continue this torrid pace. I’m sorry to disappoint all you dreamers out there, but enjoy A-Rod while he’s still dropping ‘A-Bombs’ because before you know it he’ll only be dropping Informant Tips on his PED Supplier.
What do you think? Is A-Rod’s success this season natural? Or is he back on the juice?
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