- Hammerin' Hank, he's within one now. Barry Bonds hit his 754th career home run Friday night, and needed just one more to tie Hank Aaron's record. Bonds sent a 2-1 pitch from rookie Rick Vanden Hurk over the wall in left-center in the first inning for a solo shot against the Florida Marlins, his 20th homer of the season.
It's obvious to just about everyone that Bonds cheated for years. But they are still letting him make a run at the record and are planning all sorts of celebrations around it. Mark McGuire was denied a Hall of Fame shot recently and his numbers don't look to get any better because of the taint of steroids. Is Major League Baseball looking to let Bonds break the record then deny him a spot in the Hall?
What ever they decide, it still smells to high heaven and cheapens the game. Which is one more reason we stopped following baseball years ago.