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Alex Rodriguez - (Photo by Jim McIsaac / Getty Images)

Alex Rodriguez # 13 of the New York Yankees reacts after an attack against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium on June 19, 2015 of the Bronx in New York. The Yankees beat the Tigers 7-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac / Getty Images)

It's a very exclusive club Alex Rodriguez has occurred. With one mighty swing of the bat, last Friday, A-Rod was the 29th member of the club of 3000 to success.

You know what that means? If you do, you tell me. Because I'm not sure.

It is used to designate an automatic transition in Coopers. No more. Rodriguez is the fourth member of the club that is not the Hall of Fame Baseball has chosen. Sure, you will not be eligible until five years after the end of his career.

Other Non-members are Pete Rose (banned), Derek Jeter (ineligible) and Rafael Palmeiro not enter because of his drug task.

Will Rodriguez, another drug user, never do? It is one of three "drug addicts" make in my book. I think Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, like Rodriguez, were automatic Hall of Fame if they had never touched the stuff. Only they know the psychology, why they needed to cheat. But Rodriguez may be in a class of its own.

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A few years ago I wrote a book entitled "The 25 best baseball player of all time." I do not want to be blamed for the options in the book when I a "blue ribbon" panel of former players, baseball executives and journalists to my requests for me. Big names such as Sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra and Cal Ripken Jr. has no cut. I do not yell at me. If you wanted a pitcher to the seventh game would certainly throw Koufax. But A-Rod is listed.

And it was after his first admission to drug use "principle" of his career.

Remember: that is recognized as the best shortstop of all time? The answer is Honus Wagner Pittsburgh Pirates. He played a century ago. During the 100 years that followed, no one is to be superior to Wagner. Rodriguez had a chance to be that guy. But to get from Texas and the Yankees reached in 2004, he was forced to third base because Jeter to move. And I think Rodriguez would have been, as have the greatest and no artificial enhancement.

But the story was written and Rodriguez was the longest suspension PED in baseball history.

I found the answer to Rodriguez, on his return to be surprising. In the game before reaching the stage, I had the opportunity to reach 3000 against the Miami Marlins. In the eighth inning, Yankees fans chanted "suck" and "asshole".

The biggest surprise? It was not designed for the A-Rod. The venom was directed at Dyson-- Marlins reliever Sam did not know anything about Rodriguez and walked on four pitches.

Affirms that old adage of baseball, as Barry Bonds was the most hated baseball outside the Bay Area man. But in San Francisco was the feeling: "It may be an unfortunate, but our influence." And when Rodriguez got hit its 3000 and just as it was a leap Stadium-- Jeter at Yankee received a standing ovation and curtain.

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And that, my friends, is what to do with sports. Fans want to win. Period. And if contaminated a player can help get your team to the promised land, wink and nod, it's perfect for us.

But of course these crooks journalists have a slightly different view. You have baseball players to a higher level. Pete Rose? Although MLB puts him there is no guarantee that the authors have to select it (which I think is one of the leaders of all time, made) in Cooperstown. There was little lie that lasted for years. And A-Rod? Normally I would have a first Hall of Fame ballot. If Bonds and Clemens are signs, Rodriguez cool his heels for a very long time.

Now if you stopped voting for local fans .......

Len Berman is a columnist ranging from baseball, golf for It can be reached on Twitter: LenBermanSports

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