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08-16-2011, 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by mm6492 View Post
When you accomplish a milestone that only 7 players in history have reached before you, I am perfectly fine with stopping the game.
Originally Posted by Protest View Post
I know what you're saying, but Jim Thome, Willie Mays, Ken Griffey Jr, Babe Ruth, and Hank Aaron are the only players with 600 HR's that did not take steroids. I think certain things are a big enough deal to warrant stopping the game for a bit, and this was one.
Yeah I agree that if anything is an important enough milestone to stop the game, this is one of them.

But I don't agree with the entire idea of stopping a game to celebrate a milestone. How many guys hit 599 HR? How about 598? Or 604? That said, he's a classy guy and I'm sure that's exactly how he wanted to spend that moment.

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