When Manny Ramirez hits his 500th home run, I’ll cheer. I won’t be cheering just a round number; I’ll be cheering a man who has made baseball fun to watch, and whose talents I have enjoyed for more than a decade. When Ken Griffey Jr. rakes number 600, I will do the same, again appreciating not a moment, but all the moments that led up to this one. Don’t get caught up in the “00”; get caught up in a game that gives us such wonderful talents to appreciate.
You should really be reading Baseball Prospectus. A stat heavy website with a ton of heart.
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