On great players and forfeit follies

Hank Aaron would excel in today's game, and Barry Bonds would excel in Aaron's era.

Originally Published: September 8, 2004
By Joe Morgan | Special to ESPN.com

Editor's Note -- ESPN baseball analyst Joe Morgan is slated for an ESPN.com chat Friday at 10:30 a.m ET.

--> Would Hank Aaron hit as many home runs if he played today? Would Barry Bonds be as great if he played in past eras?

Someone asked these questions in my ESPN.com chat last week, and my answer was (and is) "yes" in both cases. I believe a great player from the past would be great today, and a great player today would be great in any era.

If Bonds played when Aaron played, his ...

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