It seems as though A-Rod has been in the spot light for everything other than his baseball skills. Affairs, divorces, and Kabbalah are a few topics the All Star’s name has been mentioned in and while I could have very well jumped on the bandwagon and joined in on the gossip… again, all the clever titles have already been taken. So, I have decided to cut Alex some slack and shy away from the mess that his life has become and attempt to put some focus back onto his baseball career.
Today, A-Rod hit a 3-2 pitch off of left handed Blue Jays pitcher, Brian Tallet; driving that baby all the way to the left field pole, giving him his 19th homer of the season and giving Rodriguez his 537th career home run. A-Rod has now passed Mickey Mantle and has placed himself at number thirteen on the career list. While Alex had tied Mantle last Sunday with a solo homer against Boston, this is the one that really made it count.
Congratulations, Alex. Let’s celebrate by keeping your pants on. 🙂