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Friday, June 24, 2005

Sports: Bonds wants the homerun record

I always said he did, but he always said he only wanted to beat Babe Ruth then he would retire. Now Bonds is saying he will play in 07 if he is close to Aaron's record.
Barry Bonds might play into the 2007 season if he's approaching Hank Aaron's home run record of 755, the Giants slugger told MLB.com.

The seven-time NL MVP, who turns 41 on July 24, hasn't played this season as he recovers from three operations on his right knee since Jan. 31. He is progressing in his rehab and still hopes to play before the end of the year.

He knows he might need to play beyond 2006 when his contract expires to reach Aaron's record, and he has said he hopes to retire with the Giants. Bonds has 703 career homers, 11 shy of Babe Ruth and 52 from tying Aaron's record.

"I've played all these scenarios over and over again in my head," Bonds was quoted as saying. "I've always thought it would take the better part of two seasons before I passed Hank. If I'm within striking distance in 2007, I plan to play. Who knows how important Hank's record is? But as long as I'm healthy, I want to give it a try. ... It might not be here. But I'd hope the Giants would still want me. I'd like to finish my career in this shirt."

Bonds needs to be traded to the AL, so he can prolong his career as a desinated hitter. I am one of the few peopel who actually want to see Bonds break Aaron's record. I want to be able to say I was alive and I saw homerun 756.

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