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Adam’s Blog: Bonds’ 756 HR Mark Is What It Is

Every night of my life until last night, no matter what else was going on, when I went to bed Hank Aaron was the all-time Home Run Kind. Last night, Barry Bonds hit #756 and the Internet is filled with bitterness over it, talks of asterisks and such because of alleged steroid use. We going to start asterisking the accomplishments of pre-integration era players? Is Bonds little more than a doped up steroids dude and those steroids account for all the homers? Let’s be honest. We have no way to know the impact of these drugs on Bonds performance. Did it account for 100 or 200 homers, the seasons he allegedly used junk (1998-2002), I doubt it. In the end, the record’s not about steroids, the records about an amazing player and incredible endurance that’s beyond what I or anyone else could imagine. At the age of 43, Barry Bonds has a major league leading OPS of 1.064, and he’s going to end the year close to 30 homers at his age. And in the era of steroid testing, “Look mom, no steroids” — Adam Graham/Adam’s Blog.

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Question: Who’s the real home run champ: Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron or Babe Ruth?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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