I made a post about this when Alex hit his 660th home run, and I'll do it again, and as many times as I need to. Coming into the 2015 season, Alex was getting absolutely no respect, not even from many Yankees fans. Coming into spring training, nobody knew what to expect from him, considering he had two hip surgeries, and hadn't played in almost two years. Coming into the 2015 season, Alex Rodriguez was a nobody. He wasn't the 600 home run hitter, the 2,500 hit player, or even one of the best players in MLB history. Being a Yankees fan, I hated Alex coming into the 2015 season, and I was the happiest person when Chase Headley signed a four year deal, so Alex wouldn't have to play at third base anymore. To be honest, all I wanted was to have Alex Rodriguez off the Yankees, and for him to retire, and not get payed all the bonuses. The first move that Alex made to make me trust in him more, was to write a letter of apology, and sign his name with Alex, not A-Rod, or some other name, just Alex. After almost 20 years of mistakes, Alex has finally realized that he has tainted the game he loved, and has been a disgrace to not only the MLB, but every baseball fan that's out there. When he got his 660th home run, you could see it in his face, that he was thinking about all the mistakes he made, and even though he has made 15 years worth of mistakes, he realizes that he can make it up to at least the Yankees fans, by doing well. He hasn't just done well, he has overachieved since nobody expected him to play everyday, and nobody expected him to hit over 10 home runs, or even have a hit.
Fans still have no respect for Alex, and hate him, which doesn't make a whole lot of sense. People make mistakes. Of course they do, absolutely nobody is perfect, and everybody makes mistakes.
Alex Rodriguez is one of the best players to ever play the game, and he has definitely made terrible, unforgiving mistakes. He will always be remembered for his mistakes more than his milestones, and I'm not sure that's the way it should be.
Congratulations to Alex Rodriguez on reaching yet another milestone.