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Rooting for Bonds and Appier

Rob found himself rooting for Kevin Appier in Game 6. But he wants Barry Bonds to win, too.

Originally Published: October 26, 2002
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

On the eve of Game 6, my local sports columnist wrote, "...What is important is how you conduct yourself, how you treat other people. If you choose to be pathologically obnoxious, what does it matter that you can hit a little round ball with a wooden bat? Bonds is on track to break Hank Aaron's career home run record. I think he will do it, perhaps within four years. But like Ty Cobb, his legacy will be carved in stone -- as the greatest player no one would follow out of a burning building."

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