Alfonso Soriano stole his fortieth base last night in the second inning in front of a lackluster crowd at RFK last night. When he stood up and asked for time, he became the fourth man in the history of the game of baseball to steal 40 bases and hit 40 homers in a single season, joining the likes of Jose Canseco, Barry Bonds and Alex Rodriguez. Soriano is likely the least controversial of these figures, his only sin is being unhappy with his position, not the drugs and spousal abuse and arrests that plagued Canseco in Oakland, or the steroids/balco scandal surrounding Barry Bonds, or the constant money discussion with regard to A-Rod.
Soriano goes out there, despite a team that is bad on a good day, and absolutely shines in the lights of RFK. Jim Bowden, re-sign Alfonso Soriano now. If you let him go, it will be an absolute crime.
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