Friday, July 06, 2007
A suggestion for the commissioner regarding home run No. 756Posted by John Brattain
I know you’re very uncomfortable with Barry Bonds approaching the all-time MLB home run record. The indisputable evidence of whether Bonds used performance-enhancing anabolic substances hasn’t come to the fore, so you’re unsure of how, or if, you should commemorate the feat. Complicating matters is your relationship with Hank Aaron.
If I might offer a suggestion on how to handle this, you may wish to do the following…
... be in attendance for home run No. 755. After Bonds has hit it, go onto the field and declare the all-time home run record a tie and in the future, should anybody else hit 756 HR—this time it counts!
Our good friend, and THT stalwart, John Brattain passed away on March 24, 2009. John was a prolific writer, whose work can also be read at Sympatico/MSN Sports and Baseball Digest Daily. John's work was also featured at USA Today, MLBtalk, ESPN Insider, Baseball Prospectus, The Baseball Analysts and The Baseball Journals. Never afraid to express himself in any medium, he was also a frequent radio speaker.