Bonds on racism: 'It ain't changing'

Updated: June 19, 2004, 12:11 AM ET
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Barry Bonds is open to ending his career in the American League as a designated hitter -- just not in Boston.

The Boston Globe reported in Friday's editions that Bonds said the town was "too racist for me" and that he would "never play there."

According to the report, Bonds is relying on word of mouth for his opinion.

"[My impression is based] only [on] what guys have said," he told the paper, "but that's been going on ever since my dad [Bobby, who played 14 years in the majors] ...

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