It was in the bottom of the third inning on Thursday night when Alex Rodriguez did the inevitable this season, hit home run No.661.

Rodriguez passed Willie Mays and is now in sole possession of 4th place all-time on the home run list.

The Yankees have been determined to not pay A-Rod the $6 million in bonuses that is owed to him for every milestone that he accomplishes. The Pinstripes have continued to claim that the bonus was originally put in the contract so that the team could spin it into a positive marketing plan.

On Thursday, the team acknowledged the accomplishment on the video board as A-Rod came out to a standing ovation and the fans asked for a curtain call.

All of that sounds pretty positive, doesn't? It's also positive that A-Rod and his home runs have helped the Yankees to achieve first place in the American League East in the early MLB season.