Saturday, August 04, 2007

Bonds Ties Aaron at 755

Photo credit: Reuters

Barry Bonds hit home run number 755 tonight to tie Hank Aaron for first place on the career home run list. He hit it to left center field at San Diego's Petco Park in the second inning off Padres pitcher Clay Hensley. Hensley was one of the pitchers who tested positive for performance enhancing drugs and received a suspension 2 years ago.

The 43 year old superstar went 8 days between 754 and 755. The big one, of course, will be record breaking 756. I remember the excitement of Aaron's home run number 715 33 years ago when I was 12 years old. This isn't quite the same but some level of anticipation is still there for me even though others are trying to ignore it. The home run chase has been and still is very entertaining.

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