As Ciera came back from the bathroom after brushing her teeth, Manny strolled to the plate. I stopped her in her tracks and made her watch his a/b. Saying I'm glad I did is an understatement; one day she can tell my Grandchildren that she saw him hit his 500th Home Run. While she may not appreciate it now, she will someday.
24. That's how many players in the history of the game have hit 500 career HR's. Since 1876, there have been a grand total of 24 players who have done it, including Manny.
It's safe to say he's the only one with dreadlocks reaching the middle of his back to join that list. Also, I'm pretty sure he's the only one who's gone into the Green Monster to take a leak to do it as well.
Yeah, he pimped it. And yeah, he should have. For all the great players who have taken the field over the years, he's one of the few who've reached immortality.
As far as I'm concerned, that deserves a little celebrating. To top it all off? I had friends at Camden Yards tonight who got to see it in person. Cyn, Kelly, Horsham, Beth, and Crystal? I'm jealous, but happy for you all.
Manny being Manny.
There isn't a more beautiful sight in all of baseball.