You know my feelings on Barry Bonds. (Here, for instance.)
To sum up: He cheated; it certainly helped him in all regards. He would be nowhere near this record without the steroids. I think that fact is indisputable.
So my feelings on the new Home Run King? Eh. I guess that’s apathy, right? I’m a little disappointed that what should be a HUGE historic occassion got ruined for me (whether by Bonds’s own cheating, the relentless and unending media attention or Bud Selig’s pretty crappy reactions and complicitness in this whole mess) and that I should be enjoying this more than I am.
Anyway, the video below may just be the hilite of this whole thing for me. Ladies and Gentlemen, Hank Aaron is classy:
(Hattip: Awful Announcing)