Will A-Rod break Barry Bonds' career home runs record? Time is running out says TYA -
...if Alex is going to stand any meaningful chance of breaking the all time home run record he will need to be extremely productive the next two or three seasons, at least as productive as he was from 2008 to 2010, and realistically more so. This will be difficult. Alex's defenders may point out that he's been injured his last few seasons, limiting his potential, but [Hank] Aaron was injured often during the three seasons in question as well. He never played more than 139 games after turning 37, and still put together not one, but two 40 home run seasons.
Personally, I don't think it's going to happen. It's too bad, because it was a prime reason the Bros. Stein inked him to a decade-long contract, and it would've been fun to watch as a fan.
- In Game 3 of the World Series, Albert Pujols became the third player in history to club three home runs in a single game. The only living member of the club, Reggie Jackson (who accomplished the feat in 1977), congratulated the newest member.
- You've got to love the New York Post -
Double C meets Double D.
Yankees ace CC Sabathia is throwing his weight behind a brash new Manhattan boob and beer joint as it prepares for a fresh round of brawling with Hooters...
- If you want to see Mariano Rivera speak in person, you'll have an opportunity on November 21st. For $50, you can attend his speaking engagement at Ridgefield High School in Connecticut.
- The Wall Street Journal asks why cleanup hitters are rarely named MVP of the World Series. The last time it happened was way back in 1981 (Ron Cey of the Dodgers).
- For those that dislike Joe Buck or FOX Sports, check out an interview with Justin Timberlake from the All-Star Game. I missed this at the time... but what a gem! I've acquired new-found respect for the guy.