Commish: No change after conviction

Updated: April 22, 2011, 4:43 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Commissioner Bud Selig will not consider changing Barry Bonds' records following the slugger's conviction on obstruction of justice last week.

Bonds holds the career (762) and season (73) home run records, breaking marks set by Hank Aaron (755) and Mark McGwire (70).

"In life there's always got to be pragmatism," Selig said during a meeting Thursday with The Associated Press Sports Editors. "I think that anybody who understands the sport understands exactly why."

Bonds was convicted last week on a single count, with the jury finding he gave an evasive answer to a grand jury in 2003 when asked whether personal trainer Greg Anderson ever gave him anything that required an injection. Bonds' lawyers have asked for the verdict to be thrown out.


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