August 9, 2007

Right back at it

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball

Barry Bonds didn’t waste any time to extend the distance himself and Hank Aaron’s home run mark. Last night Barry went deep against Nationals starter Tim Redding for number 757 of his career. But here’s the thing, does anybody even care anymore? Barry is the home run king now. Any updates are meaningless because he is only setting the bar slightly higher for the next guy who comes along, years down the road. Be it, Griffey, A-Rod, Pujols or maybe a kid like Ryan Howard or Prince Fielder, they better hope Barry doesn’t go on some kind of tear and put his final mark too far out of reach.

Also, wouldn’t it be hilarious if an American League team was able to actually get Aaron out of retirement and use him as a pinch hitter? Imagine if he could actually catch Bonds and re-solidify himself as the all-time home run king. It’s a bad movie waiting to happen.

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