8 Sep 2007
Whenever I think of 50 home runs, I always think of Cecil Fielder. I remember watching him absolutely crush two balls against the Yankees in the final game of the 1990 season for home runs #50 and #51. It was remarkable to me at the time because it was the first time I had ever seen it happen (or at least be old enough to appreciate it). Of course a lot has happened in the last 17 years and 50 home runs doesn’t seem as impressive as it once was. But, A-Rod is the first Yankee to do it since Maris and Mantle both did it in 1961. So, I imagine for most of us this is the first time we have seen a Yankee do it.
Pretty cool and a pretty good night, apart from Bruney (shut up, meathead). Three up, twenty to go and a chance for a sweep tomorrow.