Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Bonds, Ruth & Aaron

Call me a cynic, but I can't see the comparison. The Babe beloved by all, icon of all that is great about baseball, purported cause of a recently broken curse. Hank Aaron also beloved, last Negro League player to play in MLB and holds the all time record for home runs, total bases, extra-base hits and RBI. Bonds has his fans, but despite huge God given talent, he has become the symbol of all that is wrong with baseball. When Bonds eclipses Ruth's record, and perhaps Hank Aaron's, it will be a sad day in Mudville. Why? Because the only spikes Aaron and Ruth used were on their feet.

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