It's not the number, it's the name
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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714: Bonds Ties The Babe
• Experts: Rating the feat
• Vote: Catching Ruth matter?
• Mailbag: Your thoughts on Bonds
• Bonds ties Babe | No. 714
• Halsey makes record books
• Mixed emotions greet Bonds
• Ball not a hit with collectors
• Neyer: No filling Ruth's shoes
• Chasing Aaron
• Stark: We won't forget Ruth
• Caple: "Babe on Babe"
• Crasnick: Super-sized No. 713
• Bonds uncertain about '07
• The Bambino and the media