Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
kevin_standlee

756!

I was watching in 1974 when Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth's home run record, and I'm happy to be able to say that I was watching tonight's game when Barry Bonds broke Aaron's record by hitting his 756th career home run into the center-field bleachers.

I didn't get to see the record-tying 755th HR this past weekend because I was at the Oregon Steam-Up that afternoon, but thank goodness I wasn't working so late that I couldn't get home to watch this historic moment in sports.

When the ball first hit, it bounced hard (whoever was nearby the bounce point will be kicking themselves for the rest of their lives, I reckon) and landed some rows away, where it looked like the biggest rugby scrum of all time as people fought for the ball. I hope the injuries were not too bad. They later showed a shot of a fellow being hustled away surrounded by police, and the announcers say that's the guy who got the ball. I wonder how many people will try to sue him claiming that they touched it first and he took it away from them.
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