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Matching Ruth, class optional

May 21, 2006

In Oakland yesterday, Barry Bonds hit his 714th career home run to move into a tie for second place all-time with Babe Ruth. In an AP story by Janie McCauley, Bonds stated “This is a great accomplishment because of Babe Ruth and what he brought to the game of baseball and his legacy in the game of baseball… It’s just great to be in the same class.” When informed in his press conference that the fan who caught his record-tying blast was an Athletics fan, Barry replied, “If he doesn’t like me, give me the ball.”An amazing accomlishment you may have Barry, but class you do not.

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