Alex Rodriguez is two homers short of 600 career big flies. When will the big six-oh-oh show?
My gut feeling is that it could take as long as 6 to 11 more games for it to happen. And, this is where it gets interesting.
After today, the Yankees have six more games on their current homestand – two with the Angels and four with the Royals. If A-Rod hits #600 on the homestand, there will be a nice reaction for him at Yankee Stadium.
But, if Alex needs more than 6 games to reach the milestone, it could come on the Yankees next road trip – which is 3 games in Cleveland followed by 3 in Tampa Bay.
If it takes A-Rod 11 more games to get the big one, then it will come in Tampa Bay – and the reaction there should be good for him as there are many Yankees fans in Tampa.
But, what if #600 comes for Rodriguez in Cleveland? How will the crowd react to that? In fact, will there be many there, period, to see it?
In any event, what’s your prediction for when #600 comes, where, and what the reaction will be?