By JOHN P. WISE
One Great Season
New York Yankees slugger-queen Alex Rodriguez is on the brink of a tremendous achievement.
The third baseman with the orange face and perfect hair is one home run away from 600 for his career. Performance-enhancing drugs notwithstanding, he's a first-ballot Hall of Famer and every statistical milestone he surpasses simply cements that argument.
But while a 600th home run is certainly quite a milestone, it is not history. Television producers get in these lazy habits of just assuming that since something has been said before, it's correct to say it again. So they continue with such language in their scripts, buffooning their anchors and reporters who perpetuate its misuse.