Barry Bonds hit home run number 756 tonight in San Francisco off former Mets pitcher and current Washington Nationals starter Mike Bacsik.
It's over. Finally.
The best part of the home run tonight was in the ten-minute ceremony that happened after the home run. The centerfield scoreboard had a short video tribute from Hank Aaron. Hank took the high road and offered Bonds all the best on breaking his 33-year-old record. (The above is a baseball card from 1975 of Hammerin' Hank, one of which I actually have.) It was a classy gesture from a classy individual, and the best part of the whole night. Bonds could take a lesson from that. (And also, security was shown escorting the guy who caught the home run. I thought I saw him wearing a Mets road jersey. Turns out he was a Mets fan from Queens named Matt Murphy. His nickname wouldn't happen to be 'Guitar', would it?)
Sorry, I could never root for Bonds. I can't say I'm happy for him.
I just feel sadness for Hank Aaron.