We all knew it was coming.
Barry Bonds cemented his place in Major League Baseball history in San Francisco last night, becoming the all-time home run record holder. The Giants’ slugger hit his 756th homer to surpass the mark set by Hank Aaron 31 years ago.
The 43-year-old, on two strikes, clubbed a fastball by Mike Bacsik, the Washington Nationals left handed pitcher, into the right field seats with one out and nobody on in the fifth inning to break the record. But the feat will be lauded and derided in equal measure as snipers continue to allege the 43-year-old used steroids to make his mark in the game’s history.
The sporting press will have to get their hands around another record falling to drug use over the next couple of days. We’ll see how that goes.by