A-Rod's milestone home run? Yawn

Used to be someone's 600th home run meant something, but not in this day and age

Originally Published: July 28, 2010
By Roy S. Johnson | Special to ESPN.com

It just isn't the same, and it isn't all A-Rod's fault. Sure, he's one of the admitted culprits of the steroid era. But he shouldn't take all the blame for the fact that the run-up to his 600th home run has been a bit of a bore.

It took the Yankees' third baseman 2,354 games to reach No. 599; after Tuesday night's oh-fer in Cleveland, it's been another five games waiting for the mini-milestone to happen.

In another age, each of his at-bats leading up to No. 600 would be ...

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