In the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays, the nation's long national nightmare came to a halt... Err, nevermind. Favre's still undecided. But Alex Rodriguez hit his 600th home run!
It came on a 2-0 fastball right down the middle of the plate, and it ends homerless drought that extended back to July 23, as Rodridguez remained stuck on 599 home runs and stuck squarely in the spotlight as he chased 600. Now, it's over, and Rodriguez, the Yankees, and their fans can finally get back to focusing on being the best team in baseball.
Though the Yankees had planned on offering lunch with A-Rod and Cameron Diaz to win the ball back from whichever fan caught it, that won't be necessary, as it landed in Monument Park, out of reach from a lucky fan. Similarly out of luck is Blue Jays starter Shaun Marcum, who had the indignity of giving up no. 600.
In any case, it's over, and A-Rod has made history while getting one step closer to making more.
We'll have more, including video, as it emerges from New York City.