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Hank Aaron says Barry Bonds can keep HR record

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hank-aaron.jpgWith all of the speculation surrounding Barry Bonds, it'd be understandable if Hank Aaron wanted his title of all-time home run leader restored. After all, the 715 career homers he blasted were powered only by adrenaline and natural power.

But Aaron tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he doesn't want his old record back.
""If you did that, you'd have to go back and change all kinds of records, and the [home run] record was very important to me," Aaron said. "It's probably the most hallowed record out there, as far as I'm concerned, but it's now in the hands of somebody else. It belongs to Barry. No matter how we look at it, it's his record, and I held it for a long time. But my take on all of this has always been the same. I'm not going to say that Barry's got it because of this or because of that, because I don't know."
It seems like Aaron has remained very classy through this whole process and he should be commended him for his humility. On the other hand, if Bonds is found guilty of using banned substances, why shouldn't commissioner Bud Selig make Aaron's 715 the benchmark again? It sure would be nice to live in a world where sports' most important record was free of taint.

Aaron: Bonds can keep the record     (AJC)

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In my younger days on the sandlot field I was a "Terror" Vicious and ferocious on the Football Field and "Babe Ruth" on the Baseball field ....I hit em high long and deeeep! I was stronger than most and faster than most....Yet I was 2 years younger than my Peers...My Momma sent me to school when I was 4...by the time I reached middle school I was like a superman to kids my OWN AGE! My point is This...My Classmates were Bigger and should have been Stronger than me, they had muscles way before I did they grew taller eventually ran faster...but I still terrorized them on the field...football or baseball..into high school..You can take all the steriods you want pump all the iron you want..but if you dont have God-Given talent you'll look like a musclebound idiot swinging at a 95mph fastball..and get knocked on your clumsy and uncoordinated behind by 185lb defensive backs on the Football field...Steriods didn't hit those Home Runs....Barry Bonds DID!!!!

First of all the use of preformence enhancing supplements is 100% banned in the MLB. He did know they would increase his muscle mass after a workout more then usual. He cheated. he gained 20lbs of muscle mass in 1 OFF SEASON. 2ND hank Aarons alltime homerun record is set at 755 not 715.

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