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Araton: Post-1975 HR Races Should Get Off My Lawn

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The Times once again seeks to capture the bitter, nostalgic aging-baseball-fan demographic with yet another worshipful piece about why Hank Aaron's feat is still "more impressive," because he's "ethically preferable" to Alex Rodriguez. Yes, that's an actual phrase used in the article: "ethically preferable." News flash to Harvey Araton: Rodriguez is not competing with Aaron for the Nobel Peace Prize. Bonus old-news flash: people wrote similarly mealymouthed character-assassinating stuff about Aaron when he was challenging Ruth's record. We get it: things were always better when you were young. You don't need to prove it by piddling on the most exciting parts of present-day baseball; doing so only demonstrates how little perspective you actually have.

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