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