Steven A. Smith on Bonds Chasing Ruth
I'll paraphrase a bit but this is what Steven A. Smith just said on ESPN about Bonds chasing Ruth:
"Let's face it, Bonds isn't even going to break Hank Aaron's record. Babe Ruth has been deified by Major League Baseball for what he accomplished but let's face facts. Ruth didn't even play against black ballplayers, because blacks weren't allowed. He didn't have to face the best competition out there. Ruth was deified and celebrated. Well if Ruth was deified and celebrated, we NEED to celebrate the man who breaks Ruth's record. *thunderous applause*"
Ok Steven, I agree. We should definitely celebrate the man who breaks Ruth's record. Currently, the only (major) home run record that Ruth holds is the all time American League home run record. Should Bonds break that, I will be the first to declare him the greatest ballplayer of all time. In fact, I will pull my pants down in times square and poop on a photo of Ruth.
Bonds has a shot to break it. He's only behind by 708 home runs.
posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 8:38 PM