What the Foul?
NEW YORK CITY — Looks likes many sports writers have decided to forget how much of an unbelievable douchebag Alex Rodriguez was during the whole Biogenesis fiasco. Apparently it’s a big deal that Rodriguez moved into 3rd on the all-time RBI list.
A-Fraud hit a three-run homer off Kansas City Royals pitcher Chris Young in the 3rd inning of Wednesday’s 4-2 win at Yankee Stadium, giving him 1,995 career RBIs. He passed Lou Gehrig (1,993) and moved into third on the all-time list.
Rodriguez had already moved past Babe Ruth and his 1,992 career RBIs, although the RBI wasn’t officially recognized as an official stat until 1920, and Ruth started playing in 1914.
"It's definitely an honor to be mentioned in the same breath as Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth," Rodriguez said. "It is any player's dream; especially it is even more special to do it here at home at Yankee Stadium."
Only thing is Gehrig wasn’t juicing at all and neither was Ruth. Ruth was definitely on the sauce though, but if anything, being drunk makes it even harder to play.
Next up for Rodriguez on the RBI list is Barry Bonds at 1,996. Now that’s a fair comparison. Hank Aaron tops the list with his 2,297.
The 39-year-old ex-druggie missed all of last season because of his involvement in the Biogenesis drug ring. He entered this season with three years and $61 million left on his contract.