Great Sports Day

How’s this for a confluence of events: Barry Bonds ties Hank Aaron atop the career home run list; Alex Rodriguez hits his 500th home run, by 330 days the youngest to do so in Major League Baseball’s long history; and Michael Irvin is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame along with five other all-time greats.

Barry Bonds 755th Home Run PhotoAlex Rodriguez 500th Home Run PhotoMichael Irvin Hall of Fame Induction Photo

James Joyner
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  1. Bithead says:

    I dunno, James… but when you can point to such events happening without benefit of steriods, you might have something.

  2. Bill says:

    If any of the above had any import, homes would be empty and the streets would erupt, but alas…..they do not.

  3. markm says:

    I’m with Bit on this one. Bonds tying/breaking the record has no meaning in lea of the juice.

  4. Bandit says:

    3 complete effing a-holes reach the pinnacle of their sports – what a great day

  5. Bandit says:

    OK – try again – 3 complete P/O/S reach the pinnacle of their sports – what a great day