Quick hit: Celebration time!

The Yankees announced this morning that they are holding a special pregame celebration for Alex Rodriguez before the Yankees play Toronto on September 13. Here's the press release:

"The New York Yankees today announced that a special pregame ceremony celebrating Alex Rodriguez's 3,000th career hit will be held prior to the club's game vs. the Toronto Blue Jays, scheduled to begin at 1:05 p.m. Gates will open two hours prior to first pitch at 11:00 a.m. and fans are encouraged to arrive early and be in their seats by 12:30 p.m.

On June 19, 2015, Rodriguez became the 29th player all time to reach the 3,000-hit plateau with a first-inning solo home run off Detroit's Justin Verlander. He is the third player hit a home run as his 3,000th career hit, along with Derek Jeter and Wade Boggs. He also joins Jeter as the only players in franchise history to reach 3,000 hits while playing for the Yankees and the only players ever to reach the plateau at Yankee Stadium - original or current. With the hit, he became one of only three players in Baseball history to collect at least 3,000 career hits and 600 home runs (also Willie Mays and Hank Aaron)."

Remember when he was an unmarketable pariah and didn't deserve any milestone money? Amazing.