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Here's a vote for Aaron, not Bonds

You're taught at a young age -- hopefully -- that if you don't have a kind word to say about someone, better left unsaid.

With the exception of Barry Bonds.

For the Giants' slugger, who is not the most beloved person in baseball, it's open game.

Bonds, who will certainly go down as one of the best players in baseball history, is slowly trying to recover from kneesurgery. Make that three knee surgeries.

Who knows if he'll be back within a couple of weeks, months, this year, next year or perhaps never.

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I'm kind of hoping for the never part, and here's why. Not that I despise Bonds, but I want Hank Aaron's home run record of 755 to stick and while we're at it, Babe Ruth deserves to stay at No. 2 with his 714 dingers.

If Bonds had stayed healthy there's no doubt he would have surpassed both of them, perhaps even this year.

Now he's battling his knee injury, steroid allegations and the latest scandal, tax evasion. And he's not getting any younger.

Life is not a bowl of cherries at the moment for Mr. Bonds.

Love him, hate him, I'm thinking I'm not the only one hoping that he just goes away.

Paul Christian

pchristian@postbulletin.com

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