Get your emails ready because what you are about to read will probably not be a popular one among most sports fans in this town…

I am one of the few people on this planet outside of Barry Bonds’ family who is rooting for him to break Hank Aaron’s all-time home run record.

First, let me say that I’m a HUGE fan of “The Hammer.” I think it’s an injustice that he has been virtually ignored over the years as being the greatest home run hitter of all time. Major League Baseball has done virtually nothing to honor him and his accomplishments, and the racial slurs and threats he received while chasing Babe Ruth were disgusting. Henry Aaron is a decent, classy individual, but one can tell he’s still a little bitter about the garbage he went through during his chase for history. I don’t blame him.

But, despite all that, I like the way Bonds has been able to handle all the distractions he faced, especially over the last five years or so, and I think he deserves the record.

I know, I know, he cheated, he took steroids, he’s a jerk to deal with, he doesn’t sign autographs or do interviews. Allow me to respond:

First, like it or not, there’s no proof that Bonds knowingly took performance enhancing drugs.

Second, it’s not his job to be a nice guy and play nice with the media. He gets paid to play baseball, which he’s done better than anyone in his generation. You don’t have to like Barry Bonds to appreciate what he’s accomplished.

Now, you show me a positive steroid test with his name on it, I might change my tune. But I haven’t seen one yet.

Whether you like it or you don’t, you might as well get used to it. Barry Bonds will soon become the greatest home run hitter of all time. That’s life, and life isn’t always fair.

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