The wait is over for MLB betting fans. 12 games and 46 at-bats later and Alex Rodriguez has joined the elite club of 600 home runs in Major League Baseball. Although the cloud of a steroid admission a few years ago has put somewhat of a black cloud over the accomplishment, you cannot downplay the achievement totally. Rodriguez has done what only six other players have done before in history. Rodriguez has also done it in the shortest amount of time, becoming the youngest player of all time to reach 600.
The historic moment came in the first inning of the game against the Toronto Blue Jays. It was a two run blast that was hit to straightaway center field, clearing the wall into Monument Park. To the distraught of betting
fans that have come to the outfield in droves for Rodriguez’s at bats, a Yankee employee retrieved the ball. A mad scramble was expected for the ball, but it was for naught. The Yankees employee got the ball right away, and is going to return the historic ball to its rightful owner – the man who hit it.
Shaun Marcum was the pitcher who served up the pitch. Rodriguez did not think it was going to clear the wall at first, but was jubilant when it did. He pumped his fist around first base, and was congratulated by his teammates, most notably Derek Jeter. With the chase for 600 over, he turns his attention to a bigger moment.
fans believe that Rodriguez is a likely candidate to overtake Barry Bonds and become the all time home run champion. It is stated, however, that purists will not recognize Rodriguez as they did Bonds, proclaiming Hank Aaron the true champion. However, the facts are simple. Rodriguez could easily hit either 800 or 850 home runs. If he gets to a mark like that, it will be tough to keep the record away from him, steroids or not. It will be an interesting chase for the next five seasons. If Rodriguez stays on the same pace, the bet
is that he will easily eclipse it.
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