It’s disappointing in a sense because I hoped Rodriguez would have been the one to break Barry Bonds’ mark. (I refuse to call Bonds’ total a record, as to me, the record holder for home runs in Hank Aaron).
Rodriguez, like Bonds, is a great player. Did he really need chemical enhancement to reach his level of excellence? That’s the puzzling thing. It’s not like he needed something to put him over the top.
Then again, we don’t know when he started. We have an idea of when Bonds started, but Rodriguez we can only speculate.
To get inside his head and wonder why he would cross over to the dark side and opt to cheat for the first time would be a fascinating study.
For now, all we can do is wonder.
Why? When? Where? How?
And, of course, who else?