Barry Bonds has passed Babe Ruth on baseball's career home run list, and I'm really excited about it. Bonds is one of the greatest players to ever play the game, and this is hugely important to baseball history.

I'm an unapologetic fan of Barry's. Don't even talk to me about steroids. Many stand accused, but no one has accomplished what Barry has. Which is more than home runs, by the way - he's not at all a one-dimensional player.

I'm glad he was able to do this at home, among friends. People booing him on the road are too stupid to appreciate what they're witnessing.


David Cho said...

There is so little coverage about this. I don't know baseball, so can't really comment, but the lack of coverage strikes me as somewhat odd.

laura k said...

It's odd, and it stinks. It's enormously important. But Barry is hated, and thought to be not just a cheat, but a bad person, because he never made nice with the people who make players' images.

Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig announced that baseball would do nothing to commemorate or celebrate Bonds's accomplishment. Not unlike what a former Comish did when Roger Maris broke Babe Ruth's single-season home run record. Maris, too, wasn't a golden boy with the media, although for different reasons.

When Mark McGwire broke the single-season HR record, all eyes were on him. When Bonds broke McGwire's record... almost nothing.

laura k said...

Googling quickly, I found this disgusting column saying that Bonds should not be admitted to the Hall of Fame. Luckily this guy won't be voting.