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Bonds' HR pursuit a definite hot-button issue

When and if Barry Bonds ever becomes the all-time home run king, will baseball treat the moment as a big thing or nothing that special?

Originally Published: January 29, 2007
By Amy K. Nelson | ESPN The Magazine

When and if the most controversial ball in the game's history travels over the fence, and Barry Bonds rounds the bases as baseball's all-time home run leader, who will rise in the stands to applaud? Will it be commissioner Bud Selig? Will it be the man whose record Bonds just eclipsed -- and good friend of Selig's -- Hank Aaron? Will either of the men be present? Should they?

How to celebrate a record that most believe was obtained by a person whom very few people have an affinity for, and ...

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