Alex Rodriguez: Good Time to Hit No. 600

Casey KrouseContributor IAugust 2, 2010

NEW YORK - APRIL 02:  Alex Rodriguez #13  of the New York Yankees watches his hit against Tampa Bay Devil Rays during their Opening Day game at Yankee Stadium April 2, 2007 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Devil Rays, 9-5.   (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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There's a lot of talking in New York, and it's all about two words, A-Rod and 600.

Most Yankees fans are mad that it's taking Alex Rodriguez forever to hit that 600th home run, and they're starting to doubt him. The thing that is good is that in these at-bats leading up to the big 600, he has been very productive and is going up with the right approach.

If you don't remember, it took him a long time to get to 500 as well. The downside was he was swinging for the fence and was horrible when he had a chance to do some damage with just a base hit.

This year he said his aproach was to drive runners on base in with less than two outs, and just try to get base hits. He said he would only try to hit it with no one on and two outs. Personally, I think he shouldn't even swing for the fences then. I would just keep trying to get base hits because home runs happen by accident when you're just trying to hit the ball up the middle, but it's still a good approach and it has worked.

I actually think it's good he hasn't hit it yet because I'd like to see him hit it at home. In fact, after the series with the Blue Jays they play their rival Boston at home. Now there's a great time to hit it. The Red Sox aren't even good; they just have overated players like David Ortiz (who I think is still on steroids), Jonathan Papelbon, and Kevin Youkilis. Plus, you always want to show up your rivals, especially when they suck.

So if he wants a good time to hit it it's against the Boston Red "Suxs" at home.