By passing on Derby, A-Rod comes up very small

Originally Published: July 14, 2008
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Paul O'Neill did what Yankees luminaries are supposed to do in Yankee Stadium on Sunday -- pound a goose-bumpish home run deep into the Bronx ozone.

OK, so there's a minor technicality. He hit it in the Legends & Celebrity Softball Game. So it's safe to say it won't go down as one of the 10,000 most memorable homers in the history of The Stadium.

But as you listened to the cheers reverberate around the great baseball cathedral, it was a bittersweet reminder of what's ...

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