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Poll: What does A-Rod's 600th home run mean to you?

Aug 4, 2010, 2:20 PM EDT

I really want to tap into your feeeeeelings on this one, man. Don't hold back . . .


  1. runningamuck - Aug 4, 2010 at 3:50 PM

    I don’t care for A-Rod and I wish he was not on the same level of Ruth, Aaron and Mays.
    It is a disgrace and an insult to include A-ROID’s tarnished name with the NON-CHEATING baseball greats of all time.
    A-ROID couldn’t wear their soiled jocks on his head. He is total POS, and should receive not special attention for his cheating, classless behavior. What a COMPLETE FRAUD !
    Babe Ruth is laughing in his grave !

  2. Trevor B - Aug 4, 2010 at 3:55 PM

    Wow, way to go people taking stuff out of context and jumping on the hater wagon. So funny to see how pathetic some lives can be :-)

  3. runningamuck - Aug 4, 2010 at 3:56 PM

    What does color have to do with this topic ?
    So you are saying you condone cheating, obviously you are as misguided as the classless act AFRAUD !
    Wake up, look up the word integrity, then go buy some !

  4. TominNH - Aug 4, 2010 at 3:58 PM

    Henry Aaron is still the hero. He will remain so until someone who’s been clean breaks his record!
    So let’s not have any Hurroids for A-Roid!

  5. jimbeetle - Aug 4, 2010 at 4:00 PM

    I’m a baseball fan. I’m a Yankees fan.
    I’m indifferent not because 600 is divisible by 10, but because it’s A-Rod.
    Just color me “meh.”

  6. RedsGhost - Aug 4, 2010 at 4:01 PM

    It states that ” I WISH he was not on the same level of Ruth, Aaron and Mays”.
    I don’t WISH it. I KNOW he’s not on the same level as those three.
    Also, I couldn’t answer cause you had 4 choices of which I thought neither was correct.
    Where was the 5th choice of: Disgusted! Steroids? Don’t believe Ruth, Aaron and Mays hit their homeruns on steroids therefore A-Fraud had an unfair (and illegal) advantage. Don’t count ANY of his homeruns.

  7. Grumpy Old Man - Aug 4, 2010 at 4:13 PM

    Very disappointed that a (another) cheater reached this accomplishment
    A-Roid and the other steroid users should be kicked out of baseball

  8. Md23Rewls - Aug 4, 2010 at 4:43 PM

    Color has everything to do with this topic. We’re talking about the advantages and disadvantages of playing in this era vs that era etc.. A major advantage for Ruth was that he did not have to face the great talent pool of black pitchers. He also didn’t have to travel to the west coast. He also didn’t play in night games for a large part of his career (I believe).

  9. dsharp - Aug 4, 2010 at 4:46 PM

    Steroids have made the HR record as meaningless as JackTaylor’s Complete Games pitched record.

  10. Md23Rewls - Aug 4, 2010 at 4:54 PM

    Careful not to fall off your high horse while you’re discounting ALL of his home runs.

  11. YANKEES1996 - Aug 4, 2010 at 4:59 PM

    @Trevor B, Congratulations, your diatribe is the dumbest I’ve read today. If you are in favor of keeping arrogance out of the Hall of Fame back up the truck there is a tremendous number of people we have to remove. If you watch baseball and are a true fan of the game then you must freely admit that there are more headcases in the game than just A-Rod. Some of the names that come to mind are the names of great players Pete Rose, Ty Cobb, Rickey Henderson, Goose Gossage, Ted Williams, Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and on and on and on. You don’t have to like A-Rod but if you are going to slam him for arrogance then you better be ready to slam all the others as well. Most Pro athletes are arrogant and self rightoues and have an over blown sense of self entitlement that is the nature of most athletes. Your blinded worship of Mark McGwire is naive, he appeared before Congress and did not tell the truth. He told them he was not there to talk about the past, what a load of crap! The truth of the matter is McGwire most likely would have never admitted to using steroids had LaRussa not offered him the hitting coach job and a chance to return to the dugout. A-Rod was sold out by someone who is in posession of a list of participants and results that were supposed to be confidential and sold his name most likely for monetary gain. When the story broke A-Rod apologized for his indiscretions and said nothing about not being there to talk about the past, in other words he took his medicine. Now, A-Rod is going to have to live with the consequences of his actions and so will all the other players who were caught up in the “Steroid Era”, but you are wrong to say and imply that A-Rod is a worse offender just because you don’t like him as a player. The truth of the matter is that they don’t elect players to the Hall based on their “image” it is about the stats and their ability to play the game. Most baseball purists will even tell you that Pete Roses’ crimes against the game are worse than using Steroids, drugs or anything else because what he did brings back the memories of the “Black Sox” scandal and most baseball people see gambling on the game as the Cardinal Sin. So the next time you decide to get on your “soapbox” and slam A-Rod remember he made a mistake, apologized to the baseball community and his teammates for the mistake and made no bones about it, why don’t you ask Bonds, Palmeiro and Ortiz and Ramirez to do the same?, yea it won’t happen.

  12. queenie - Aug 4, 2010 at 5:03 PM

    You Go A-Rod! Yea he’s not the nicest guy but neither was the Babe, especially when he was hung over, but he’s still one hell of a ball player.
    They are ball players people NOT saints…gheez get over yourselves and quit crying about it!

  13. Alex K - Aug 4, 2010 at 5:17 PM

    What was your context? Feel free to explain. All you’ve done is say people misunderstood you, you haven’t tried to clarify your point. The only pathetic thing that I’ve seen in the comment and string of replies is your original comment.

  14. Relic - Aug 4, 2010 at 5:21 PM

    He may be chronologically younger than the Babe, but consider the following:
    1. The Babe was a pitcher at the beginning of his career and haqd less at bats.
    2. The Babe played a lesser number of games in each season.
    3. The Babe didn’t use roids.
    Let’s not compare them.

  15. Tim's Neighbor - Aug 4, 2010 at 5:22 PM

    Dude. They are incredibly pathetic. They don’t get that we’re on to something here! PURGE ARROGANCE ‘010! They keep trying to distort our noble cause with trickery and facts. They’re trying to get us to play our hand early. No way. We’re sick of A-Rod tainting the HOF. And we’re sick of arrogance. And trust me, we’re really good at purging arrogance from places.

  16. jager - Aug 4, 2010 at 5:27 PM

    This guy is the best example of what is the worst in baseball. Wont ride or eat with the team, no interest in the fans other than their $, is A-roid’d up, couldnt care less about his team or his teammates, is generally a piece of dump. he doesnt deserve to have his name up against true heroes of the game.

  17. jager - Aug 4, 2010 at 5:28 PM

    please quote a reputable source on your asertion that Mays was a speed freak?? cant wait to see this.

  18. Tim's Neighbor - Aug 4, 2010 at 5:44 PM


  19. Oakley Freak - Aug 4, 2010 at 6:00 PM

    Not much to me, just another steroid player breaking a record…. Baseball will never be the same.

  20. Md23Rewls - Aug 4, 2010 at 6:18 PM

    So many generalizations. For one thing, how do you qualify “interest in the fans”? Rodriguez is active in the community and also makes large contributions to charity. For another, I’m not sure how you came to the conclusion that Rodriguez “couldn’t care less about his team or his teammates.” He’s not the most popular guy in baseball, but to say that he doesn’t care about his team is a huge leap of speculation. There’s no way to quantify caring.
    Does he have a complex? Sure. Does he care too much about how he is perceived? Probably, yeah. Is he actually a bad guy? I doubt this very much. He has made some poor choices, and he’s screwed up in the past, but that doesn’t make him a piece of garbage. It just makes him a flawed human being, like all of us. And if he has a sense of entitlement, so what? I’m not going to hold it against him. A lot of guys have a sense of entitlement.

  21. JR - Aug 4, 2010 at 7:27 PM

    It’s sad that these milestones in sports are being achieved by people who have cheated to get there. I don’t think Barry Bonds’ record should stand, neither should Alex’s or Sosa’s marks. The other 4 on that list all did it honestly. Griffey played in the doping era, yet he managed to make that list without any PED’s. I feel if you have cheated in the game, as Rodriguez, Sosa, McGuire, Bonds, and any other player has, you shouldn’t be added to any list of lifetime achievements. I think you should have to forfeit any and all home runs stemming from the period in which the person was using the drug. And even after that, still not let them have their names associated with greatness.

  22. bweller65 - Aug 4, 2010 at 7:43 PM

    Where was the “l could care less-it doesn’t affect me in any way” choice?

  23. (Not That) Tom - Aug 4, 2010 at 7:56 PM

    The Hall of Fame should be limited to one person and one person only: Bob Zupcic.

  24. Md23Rewls - Aug 4, 2010 at 8:07 PM

    Forfeit home runs? How can you “forfeit” history? These home runs did happen. You can’t make them not happen–they did. And your mention of Griffey draws out another point: How do we know who did and did not use? There is no way to tell, there wasn’t testing ten years ago. The players who have been outed are just a small fraction of those who used.

  25. Sam Lee - Aug 4, 2010 at 8:54 PM

    Science works! Those foolish Olympics people should have let the beefy East German women compete.

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