"There's been so much talk and lack of attention for this milestone. If anybody else were going for this milestone, it would be huge," ESPN's Zubin Mehenti said.
But despite what sports reporters have called a "lack of attention" — or just flat-out apathy — for A-Rod's achievements this season, he reportedly garnered stadium-wide approval Friday, at least for a moment. His teammates cheered him on, fans screamed and the jumbotron read, "Congratulations, Alex."
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