Thursday, August 09, 2007

Barry Bonds: his 756th homer is a reality now

On May 20, 2006, Barry Bonds made history by connecting his 714th home run of his professional career, tying Babe Ruth's record as the player with the second largest amount of home runs scored, just after Hank Aaron. At that time, I wondered (and many other baseball fans around the globe did as well) whether Barry would be able to reach Aaron's record of 755 home runs.

More than a year after that, we already have a definite answer to that question: Yesterday, Barry Bonds hit his 756th home run of his sports career, making him the player with the most amount of home runs scored in history. It happened during the 5th inning of a match against the Washington Nationals, at the AT&T park in San Francisco.

I see this as a major event in sports history, but many people claim that Bonds' success has been greatly supported by the use of illegal substances (like steroids). Such scandals have been out there for years, and whether Bonds has used steroids to achieve his records is something nobody knows for sure... except Barry Bonds himself.

Myth, reality? We don't know. There are no signs that let us know for sure whether his success is due to illegal substances, and given that the situation we can't do more but to celebrate his success as well: Congratulations, Barry!


At 11:40 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I nearly lost my voice when he hit that homer. Congratulations Barry? For sure! Every year of baseball has been tainted. To single Bonds out is unfair. Great moment in sports history. I'll never forget it.

At 9:07 AM , Blogger Eddie said...

I agree... no one should forget this. I wonder when will we have the next player to break this record. Maybe 30 years from now?

Barry is definitely a legend now, regardless of the gossip around him


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