Alex Rodriguez is off to a decent start this year for the Yankees and recently connected on his 655th career home run recently. He’s now 5 home runs shy of tying Willie Mays for 4th all-time.
Ironically, Mays is the Godfather of Barry Bonds: someone else with questionable home run merits based on alleged usage of performance enhancers. On the brink of A-Rod eclipsing Mays, Bonds says he’ll cheer for Alex.
“My godfather means the world to me. I love him to a T,” Bonds told USA TODAY Sports in an hour-long telephone interview, “but when Alex hits No. 660, I’ll be happy for him. Willie will be happy for him. Everybody should be happy for him.
“Any time anybody in the game does something that’s a great accomplishment, the game of baseball should celebrate that.
“No matter what. Baseball is benefiting from that person’s hard work, so baseball should at least celebrate.”
H/T: USA Today