Yup, it finally happened

No profound thoughts at this point. As a matter of fact, I'll just link again to the column I wrote on July 23, the first full night of A-Rod's attempt for 600.

I was at eight of the 14 games it took A-Rod to get here - included in that count is the July 22 game, when A-Rod hit number 599 and then doubled in his final at-bat of the evening - and I'll say this: Every time he came to bat, at home or on the road, the ballpark turned electric. 

For an event with supposedly no buzz, there sure was a lot of buzz.

UPDATE, 5:41 p.m.: The Yankees won, in a game that, ironically, lost its buzz once A-Rod went deep in the first. Following the game, A-Rod was gracious in discussing his milestone, the long wait from 599 to 600 and - a recurring theme - the rebuilding of his career and image following his confession last year. I'll probably address that last part in my column.

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Phil Hughes pitched decently for the victory, and four relievers - Boone Logan, Joba Chamberlain, David Robertson and Mariano Rivera - pitched shutout ball for 3 2/3 innings.

Until tomorrow...