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Mays has bauble ready for home run handoff

Updated: February 26, 2004, 12:22 AM ET
Associated Press

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Willie Mays already knows how he'll mark the moment when he's passed by godson Barry Bonds on the career home run list.

The Hall of Famer plans to present Bonds with a torch decorated with 25 tiny diamonds, symbolic of the number the slugger wears.

Mays is aware it's going to happen soon and already has plans to be in Houston and San Diego for the Giants' season-opening road trip.

"I'm going to have joy," said Mays, who has been Bonds' primary ...

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