Sunday, June 01, 2008

Career records lost the luster

Manny Ramirez hit his 500th. In years past, I would've been excited.

And Ken Griffey Jr. hit #599. But do I care?

I suppose I am mildly interested. But when I see lines like these:

The 38-year-old outfielder is one homer shy of becoming the sixth player to reach the 600 mark. He would join Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays and Sammy Sosa. (Bloomberg News, by Michael Buteau)

I just look at all these modern day players and say... who cares? And Clemens... ah yes, Roger Clemens... I don't even need to touch that one.

I still love the Red Sox. I still love it when Manny hits one out. But the mystique of the single season and career records is gone for me right now.

Tim White

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