• Rays Maddon Says PEDs Take Away From A-Rod’s 600th

    Posted by on July 30th, 2010 · Comments (5)

    Via Mark Feinsand

    Alex Rodriguez’s quest for 600 home runs hasn’t generated the national interest that such a milestone used to bring.

    Some have speculated that the interest level is down because Sammy Sosa and Ken Griffey Jr. both reached 600 in the past decade, but Joe Maddon believes that A-Rod’s involvement with performance-enhancing drugs is a bigger factor.

    “Because of all the subplots involved, I think that’s why you’re not getting as much of a build-up,” the Rays manager said before Thursday’s game against the Tigers. “I don’t think that it’s worn off. I think when Jim Thome arrives nearer that point you’re going to see the same kind of previous build-up, I believe, as an example. I think based on the revelations of the last couple years, I think it probably detracts from it a bit.”

    Well, this will just add a little spice to this weekend series in Tampa, won’t it?

    Comments on Rays Maddon Says PEDs Take Away From A-Rod’s 600th

    1. clintfsu813
      July 30th, 2010 | 7:43 am

      Heres how much I value Maddon’s opinion…………

    2. July 30th, 2010 | 7:55 am

      Maddon can think whatever he wants on A-Rod. But for him to suggest that people will get all excited over Jim Thome going for 600 is just silly. Quick – name what team Thome is on now, how many homers he has this year, and how far he’s away from 600. Without using a search engine.

    3. clintfsu813
      July 30th, 2010 | 8:04 am

      @ lisaswan:
      Impossible! :D

    4. Raf
      July 30th, 2010 | 8:28 am

      Alex Rodriguez’s quest for 600 home runs hasn’t generated the national interest that such a milestone used to bring.

      Using what metric? MLBN cuts away to each of his at bats. Barrels of ink (and electrons :P) have been devoted to this topic. MLB is using specially marked balls. The people @ the Jake waited until after his last AB to leave a blowout game. I think I heard that the Rays games against the Yanks are sold out, when was the last time that happened?

    5. MJ Recanati
      July 30th, 2010 | 9:01 am

      @ lisaswan:
      Bingo.

      Joe Maddon can eff off.

      Frankly the best use of #62 at this point is to ask him to fire a 97 mph pellet into Maddon’s face. “JUUUUUU-ST a bit outside.”

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