Thursday, March 01, 2007
The odds seem quite high that Barry Bonds, only 22 home runs short of Hank Aaron's all-time career record of 755, will eclipse Aaron this season as the homer king of baseball, pending injury, indictment or the Earth, in a last-ditch effort to preserve tradition and fair play, opens up underneath Bonds and swallows him whole. And now it seems that Bonds and Aaron do indeed have something in common. Bonds told KGO Radio on Tuesday that he has received death threats, just like Aaron did in the final stretches of his quest to beat Babe Ruth's record in 1973 and 1974. However, I can make the educated guess that, while Aaron was threatened because he was a black man going after a white man's record, the majority of the threats directed toward Bonds is because he's a cheating A-hole going after a great American's record.
Just a guess, of course.