I am excited for what Alex Rodriguez has been doing. We should all be excited for the guy. He just tied my RBI number and I know he has his sights set on Aaron's 2,297. He told me he wants to take my home run record, so I said, That's OK. If that's what you want to do, we've got a lot of work to do. We got a good laugh out of that one. I am excited he wants to do it.
Any time anybody in the game does something that's a great accomplishment, the game of baseball should celebrate that. No matter what. Baseball is benefiting from that person's hard work, so baseball should at least celebrate. He doesn't have to prove anything to anybody. He just has to go out and play. And that's what he's doing. He's playing. I can't wait until he hits 660 (Willie's home run number). I know I'll celebrate. My godfather means the world to me, but I know he will be happy for him too.
I know he will keep up the grind and it is my hope that we can all cheer him on as he continues to break records.