It's not the number, it's the name

Originally Published: May 20, 2006
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Well, at least "Bonds on Bonds" should be a little more interesting this week.

Barry Bonds launches No. 714.

After a wait so long it's hard to believe it didn't involve government workers at the DMV, Barry Bonds finally matched Babe Ruth's career home run total Saturday with a second-inning line drive off Brad Halsey into the right-field bleachers. But what are we to make of this? After all, Ruth may still be a cultural icon half a century after his ...

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