The other day Grieve4Eva made the comment that the one upside to A-Rod's insanity is that he could actually get 74 HR, knocking Bonds off the single-season record books (which, if the Yanks were out of playoff contention, might even be worth rooting for). I realized that's a big reason I don't really care about Bonds's overtaking Hank Aaron. It seems so temporary - barring some huge injury problems (which he's never had so far) A-Rod's a lock to pass both of them. He'll very likely be the first to the 800 club, and 850 even seem possible. I was thinking about posting something about this, but then the Mysterious Baseball Hermit ("Andrew") came out of nowhere (in only his fourth post of the year!) with a far better discussion of this topic than I could have possibly done. So I'll just leave it to Andrew.
On the topic of goodness from other blogs, via Twitch 124, here's a ridiculous ad for ESPN fantasy baseball starring John Kruk, Peter Gammons, Joe Borowski, Carlos Lee, Bronson Arroyo, Gary Sheffield, a lecherous Florida Marlin, some others I can't identify...and the lead singer of Rush. Holy crap.