Originally Posted by red-in-la
So, because people (Reds fans) did it in the past, then it is OK to do it again for Bonds?
What I distain about Bonds is what he is doing to Hammerin' Hank. Nobody overcame more than Aaron to beat out the Babe. To have a slimmy self absorbed character like Bonds ruin all of it is sickening.
Yikes! I actually find myself agreeing with rila (at least the above part)!
Some show on ESPN this morning was commenting on this topic. Their speculation was that, since ballots are not verified (i.e., like the Oscars), that MLB may have fudged the count as a way to avoid the embarrassment of naming Bonds to the team in his hometown and during his attempt to pass Aaron. In other words, a way for Bud the Pud to not have to make a decision that he might find 'awkward'.