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    Aaron won't attend record breaker

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    Aaron doesn't plan to celebrate if Bonds breaks record

    April 10, 2007


    ATLANTA (AP) -- Hank Aaron doesn't plan to be at the ballpark if and when Barry Bonds breaks his home run record.

    "Uh-uh. No, no. I'm not going to be around," Aaron was quoted as saying in Tuesday's editions of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

    Bonds has 735 homers, 20 short of Aaron's career record. While Aaron has declined most interview requests in recent months, he spoke with Journal-Constitution columnist Terence Moore.

    Aaron said he wouldn't attend if Bonds were within reach of the record when the San Francisco Giants play at Atlanta from Aug. 14-16.

    "I'd probably fly to West Palm Beach to play golf," Aaron was quoted as saying in Moore's column. "Again, it has nothing to do with anybody, other than I had enough of it. I don't want to be around that sort of thing anymore. I just want to be at peace with myself. I don't want to answer questions. It's going to be a no-win situation for me anyway. If I go, people are going to say, `Well, he went because of this.' If I don't go, they'll say whatever. I'll just let them make their own mind up."

    Aaron, who did not return a call from The Associated Press, said baseball commissioner Bud Selig has told him that Bonds has asked several times why Aaron hasn't contacted him as he approaches the record. "I don't talk to anybody, really, and I've never talked to Barry, outside of that commercial we did together a few years ago, and a few other short times," Aaron was quoted as saying. "I'm 72 years old, and I'm not hopping on a plane and flying all the way to San Francisco for anybody."
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    Man I wish everyone in baseball would either walk or plunk his ass for the rest of the season. juice monkey.
    Last edited by paintmered; 04-10-2007 at 09:35 PM. Reason: Masked profanity
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    Way to stick it to the man Hank
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    I think Hank is making the right call. First question he will get asked is "Do you think Bonds did this legally like you?" That puts him on the hot-seat, a situation Hank doesn't need to be in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cicero View Post
    Man I wish everyone in baseball would either walk or plunk his ass for the rest of the season. ******* juice monkey.

    Don't sugarcoat it, tell us how you really feel.
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    Too bad Babe Ruth isn't with us anymore. I'll bet he would have been happy to show up for that party.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unassisted View Post
    Too bad Babe Ruth isn't with us anymore. I'll bet he would have been happy to show up for that party.
    "Babe why are you here?"
    "Three things. Women, booze, and hot dogs. "
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    Re: Aaron won't attend record breaker

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
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    "Again, it has nothing to do with anybody, other than I had enough of it. I don't want to be around that sort of thing anymore. I just want to be at peace with myself. I don't want to answer questions. It's going to be a no-win situation for me anyway. If I go, people are going to say, `Well, he went because of this.' If I don't go, they'll say whatever. I'll just let them make their own mind up."
    He is speaking wisdom, from a wise man.

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    Good for Hank. He shouldn't have to put up with this mess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    Good for Hank. He shouldn't have to put up with this mess.

    Yeah. He's also doing this in a way where he doesn't sound like a bitter old man.
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    Re: Aaron won't attend record breaker

    Quote Originally Posted by degenerate10 View Post
    Way to stick it to the man Hank
    Hank IS the man!

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    Re: Aaron won't attend record breaker

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    Hank IS the man!

    So he's sticking it to himself?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    So he's sticking it to himself?
    He got that cellphone??
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    Re: Aaron won't attend record breaker

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    So he's sticking it to himself?
    Maybe.

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    Re: Aaron won't attend record breaker

    Quote Originally Posted by Cicero View Post
    Man I wish everyone in baseball would either walk or plunk his ass for the rest of the season. ******* juice monkey.
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