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Bonds new record just stinks

Now that the chase has finally ended, the stench is beginning.

Take a whiff.You’re smelling a steroid stink.

We may never know for certain whether Barry Bonds knowingly used steroids en route to surpassing Hank Aaron’s record of 755homers but the suspicions will linger eternally; there isn’t enough air freshener to negate this stench.

Should there be an asterisk beside Bonds’ name? Should he be excluded from the Hall of Fame? Should he go to jail?

Renowned filmmaker Ken Burns, whose baseball documentaries are legendary, suggested Bonds could have prevented any stench and could have turned himself from a villain to a hero in recent days — by retiring.

“Bonds could have helped baseball, Aaron and, most of all, himself by hanging it up after hitting No. 754,” Burns said. “He would have transformed the game ofbaseball andremoved the asterisk.

Aaron’s pure record would have remained intact andBarry Bonds, for the first time in his life, would have done something for someone other than Barry Bonds.”

Burns suggested Bonds could have immediately elevated himself into the baseball equivalent of George Washington, “remembered for giving up power rather than holding onto it.”

I guess Bonds didn’t get the memo.

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