Re: Will you go to watch Junior slug to 550 & 600?
Milestones like 600 HRs are more significant in the history of baseball than just about any regular season game could be, given that so few players reach them. People come to the park prepared to be part of "history in the making." The game becomes an event, and there is a flow to the energy in the ballpark that peaks with, in this case, each of Jr's ABs. Every swing elicits gasps. Then, if he manages to hit it, the place explodes.
It's spectator energy that borders on being participatory, given the adrenalin rush. No surprise to me that people want some of that.
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