It’s no secret that I don’t hate him – or many others here at IIATMS. So, I am looking forward to ARod getting his 3,000th hit. Not for me. Not for baseball. But because I think it would be good for ARod.
He needs three more hits to get that elusive mark. Just 28 players have reached that plateau in MLB history.
There has been no fanfare. No crazy marketing push. No ARod to 3K.
And that’s OK.
I think ARod has turned the corner this year. He has said the right things, which is likely calculated, but what ARod has really done this year is shown the non-robot side of him. He teared up when he tied/surpassed Willie Mays on the all-time home run list. He has been one of the biggest cheerleaders in the Yankees dugout even while not playing. ARod is still a student and a fan of the game.
Here’s the thing: He is still a tremendous hitter with or without steroids. After this home stand, which ends on Wednesday, ARod will likely have joined the 3,000 hit club – and the baseball world will keep on spinning.