It looks like the Yankees will not turn a blind eye towards A-Rod’s historical feet of Homerun 660. He needs only 5 Homeruns to tie Willie Mays for 4th place on the all-time list. Barry Bonds told USA Today sports. “Anytime anybody in the game does something that’s a great accomplishment, the game of baseball should celebrate that.” “No matter what. Baseball is benefiting from that person’s hard work, so baseball should at least celebrate. ” “Why the hate? Why hate on something you’re paying to see? I don’t understand it. He’s entertaining us. I wish life wasn’t like that.”
A-Rod has 61million remaining on his contract and could earn an additional $6 million for tying Mays. Bookmaking solutions reported that the Yankees on the other hand are determined to fight the bonus simply saying the bonus is worthless because of Alex Rodriguez’s drug and his season long suspension. “This guy is not running for president of the United States,” Bonds, Willy Mays’ godson again told USA Today Sports.”He’s not running for commissioner. We’re not running for political office. We’re just ballplayers. We’re not God. We’re imperfect people. We’re human beings”
“When Alex hits No. 660, I’ll be happy for him. Willie will be happy for him. Everybody should be happy for him. … And I can’t wait to until he hits 660. I know I’ll celebrate.” Mays also stated had had no issue with it. “I don’t think I have any feeling about it at all,” Mays stated to the New York Daily News. “Records are there to be broken. … I know where you’re going with this. I leave that for the fans to do.”
Now can A-Rod go for Bond’s record, Bonds said “I told him he better get to work,” Bonds told USA Today Sports.”I’m not saying it’s not possible. I just don’t know if he can do it or not. But he’s capable. And being a DH is a good situation so you don’t have to beat your body up.”
Does A-Rod have anything to prove, Bonds doesn’t think so “I told Alex, you don’t need to prove anything to anybody,” “What do you need to prove?”If you want to prove something, prove how much you love playing baseball. Show them how much you enjoy playing the game. Enjoy the things that you love.”
Pay per head agent and Bookmaking solutions have pegged the Yankees at 45/1. The recent play of A-Rod may give New Yorkers a glimmer of hope. Let’s get back to the promised land.