Major League Baseball player Alex Rodriguez sets a new record with 630 home runs to tie Ken Griffey Jr. for fifth place on the career list. Kuroda pitched neatly into the ninth inning and New York beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-0 Friday in their 110th home opener.
The steroids admission from three years ago is going to tarnish his image to the public forever. His personality tends to rub people the wrong way—like he is a smug human being who thinks he is better than everyone.
When you think of the company that Rodriguez is with now — Griffey, Mays, Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Barry Bonds — that’s not a bad group to be a part of. However, two people from the list juiced themselves with artificial strength, and that’s why it’s important to separate them from the likes of Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron. Steroids is what it is and unfortunately it will tarnish A-Rod forever.
It’s difficult for baseball fans to give Rodriguez the one day to celebrate because of the “What If” question. What if he never took steroids to build his super strength? We probably wouldn’t be calling him a cheater in the first place.
Real baseball players don’t do steroids. Instead, the work hard and they either make it or break it. It’s that simple and that’s why there’s a Hall of Fame.
Unfortunately, we will probably see players like Rodriguez arguing their way to join the club based on the amount of home runs he’s had.