However he did it, he did it.
From his days as a scrawny Pittsburgh Pirate to the autumn years as a gargantuan figure with the aptly named San Francisco Giants, Bonds surpassed the iconic Babe Ruth in career home runs. His 715th career home run came Sunday afternoon against the Colorado Rockies off right-hander Byung-Hyun Kim, placing him all alone second place on the fabled all-time home runs list, much to the displeasure of fans across the nation.
A combination of his prickly personality and his alleged, almost certain steroid-riddled past, Bonds is now 40 long balls away from topping Henry Aaron for the all-time record.
Let’s take a look back at the extensive coverage Blogcritics has put on this slugger for the aptly-named Giants.
The Ramble: Indy 500, NASCAR, College Lacrosse, Ironhead, NBA Playoffs, And — Who Else? — Barry Bonds
Two car racing mentions in the headline? Have I gone crazy? Or am I just crazy?
Posted to Sports by Sal Marinello on May 30, 2006 12:11 AM
Bonds’ 715th Shows How Far We’ve Come
Our nation has come a long way since the days of Hank Aaron, and Barry Bonds proves it.
Posted to Sports by Dr. Blogstein on May 29, 2006 10:40 PM
Byung-Hyun Kim: A Man for All Homers
Barry Bonds wasn’t just adding to his own legacy when he hit number 715.
Posted to Sports by Adam Hoff on May 29, 2006 08:28 PM
We have a problem. The problem is, we don’t have a clue what to do with 715. We shrug. We blink. We move on. We fail to rise from our seats. We fail to cheer. There isn’t much to care…
Posted to Sports by Q Bit on May 29, 2006 02:22 AM
Barry Bonds Hits His 715th Home Run
Barry Bonds hit his 715th home run Sunday afternoon at home against the Colorado Rockies right-hander Byung-Hyun Kim. Interesting how these home runs have all come at home, in the Bay Area. This translates into about 630 or so non-steroid…
Posted to Sports by Sal Marinello on May 28, 2006 10:28 PM
Some Thoughts on Bonds’ 715th Homer
Sitting in my apartment in Ohio, I was lucky enough to watch history. Very few people got to see Babe Ruth’s 714th home run. But due to the miracle of cable television, I was able to watch Barry Bonds pass the…
Posted to Sports by Zach Baker on May 28, 2006 06:11 PM
Will Bonds Eventually Become a Designated Hitter?
If Barry Bonds moves to the American League, is the chase tainted even more?
By Ryan Jerz on May 22, 2006 02:02 AM
Get Out Your Asterisks: Bonds Hits Tainted 714th Home Run to “Tie” Babe Ruth
The only solace we can take from Bonds’ case is that he (probably) isn’t going to pass Hank Aaron.
By Nicholas Stix on May 21, 2006 01:13 PM
Bonds Hits Home Run 714, Ties Babe Ruth
Barry Bonds hit home run 714 Saturday afternoon, but it’s just another highlight clip of a home run.
By Sal Marinello on May 20, 2006 05:22 PM
Bonding with Bonds
You see, it’s a matter of sending the ball where the boo begins and Barry ends.
By Q Bit on May 12, 2006 12:41 PM
Elite Company: Bonds Likely Won’t Stand with Ruth and Aaron
Barry Bonds will outhit Ruth and may outhit Aaron. But will not outrun the questions that surround his career
By Zach Baker on May 11, 2006 06:21 AM
I Keep Asking Myself Why I Dislike Barry Bonds
I can’t figure out why I’m unwilling to cut the Giants slugger some slack.
By Ryan Jerz on April 27, 2006 03:21 PM
The Ramble: Is Barry Bonds Throwing In The Towel?
Bonds’ knee and elbow are giving him trouble. Is Hank Aaron’s home run record safe?
By Sal Marinello on April 24, 2006 03:15 PM
Barry Bonds You Have A Problem Called Perjury: The Ramble
Did Bonds read Faust and misinterpret its meaning?
By Sal Marinello on April 14, 2006 10:44 AM
Steroids Bury Bonds; The Needle and the Damage Done to Baseball’s Hall of Fame
Cheaters don’t belong in the Hall of Fame.
By Temple Stark on April 2, 2006 09:44 PM
The Ramble, Breaking News Edition: MLB To Investigate Steroid Use By Bonds And Others
According to ESPN, Bud Selig has decided to launch an investigation regarding steroid use in Major League Baseball.
By Sal Marinello on March 30, 2006 12:55 AM
The Ramble: Barry Bonds’ Game of Shadows Lawsuit Rejected By Judge
Make no mistake; Bonds’ Game of Shadows lawsuit was all about Public Relations and nothing else.
By Sal Marinello on March 25, 2006 06:00 AM
Don’t Hate on Barry
Don’t hate Barry Bonds for steroids, love him for his entertainment value.
By Dan Nied on March 20, 2006 06:48 PM
The Healthy Skeptic: A Critical Analysis of Barry Bonds’ Training Routine
Let’s review Barry Bonds’ training routine as presented in the June 2003 edition of Muscle and Fitness magazine.
By Sal Marinello on March 16, 2006 06:54 AM
The Ramble: Bonds’ Trainer Ruined a Hall of Fame Athlete
The excerpt from Game of Shadows makes one thing clear: Greg Anderson ruined Barry Bonds’ career.
By Sal Marinello on March 14, 2006 12:53 AM
The Ramble: The Barry Bonds Edition
From steroids to other drugs, to the media’s coverage of the Bonds story, there’s a lot to talk about.
By Sal Marinello on March 9, 2006 04:47 PM
Bonds’ Most “Taxing” Problem Isn’t Steroids
Steroids aren’t Bonds’ biggest problem. Can you guess what is?
By Sal Marinello on March 8, 2006 10:55 PM
“Shadowy” Book Shines Light On Bonds’ Steroid/HGH Use
Upcoming tome to detail Barry Bonds’ dark past.
By Sal Marinello on March 7, 2006 10:29 PM
Bonds Still Not Ready To Return.
Barry Bonds, the admitted steroid-taking slugger, is still not ready to come back.
By Sal Marinello on July 12, 2005 11:01 PM
If only home runs generated moral mileage
Hank Aaron must surely be fuming to think a cheater like Barry Bonds might break his record
By Mark Edward Manning on June 24, 2005 08:08 PM
Bonds Can Run But He Can’t Hide.
More trouble on the horizon for Barry Bonds? Do you think his employers really haven’t known all along?
By Sal Marinello on May 8, 2005 09:22 PM
Barry Bonds Has Third Knee Surgery: It’s His Trainer’s Fault!
The Barry Bonds saga continues with the news that Bonds has undergone a third knee surgery so far this year.
By Sal Marinello on May 4, 2005 11:26 PM
Bonds Can’t Stand The Heat.
How many more “smoking guns” do people want to see before they realize that something very fishy is going on with Barry Bonds?
By Sal Marinello on March 22, 2005 09:39 PM
Is Barry Bonds a Hologram?
With everything baseball is going through, why isn’t Bonds in the spotlight? Or in any light for that matter?
By Jeff Bakalar on March 18, 2005 05:47 PM
Barry Bonds Balls Going to Hall of Fame
If he ain’t on steroids, I’ll kiss your ass.”
By Shark on April 13, 2004 07:56 AM
Bonds, Giambi, Sheffield, Others Received Steroids
FINALLY, the report we’ve been waiting for and the opportunity to shout into the void: “NO SHIT.” The SF Chronicle reports: San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds, New York Yankees stars Jason Giambi and Gary Sheffield and three other…
By Eric Olsen on March 2, 2004 02:42 PM
Bonds NL MVP
Barry wins for the sixth time and third in a row. The home runs are amazing, staggering, but it’s the on-base percentage that sets him apart from any slugger since Babe Ruth: At 39, he has enjoyed one of…
By Eric Olsen on November 19, 2003 12:51 PM