Barry Bonds on A-Rod: ‘I Can’t Wait Until He Hits 660’

Barry Bonds on A-Rod: ‘I Can’t Wait Until He Hits 660’

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2013, file photo, New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez heads to the dugout during their 5-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox  in a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston. The U.S. government says New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez paid his cousin almost $1 million to keep secret Rodriguez's use of performance enhancing drugs. In court documents filed last week in Miami, federal prosecutors say Rodriguez paid $900,000 last year to settle a threatened lawsuit by Yuri Sucart, who had worked as Rodriguez's personal assistant. Sucart, in a letter from his lawyer, threatened to expose Rodriquez's PED use if he wasn't paid $5 million.(AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)
In this Sept. 14, 2013, file photo, New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez heads to the dugout during their 5-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox in a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY

 

 

NEW YORK (USA Today) — This can’t be happening again, but it is. We should celebrate this historic feat, but many of us won’t.

Barry Bonds, baseball’s home-run king, cannot believe the contempt. The anger. The hostility. All of this pettiness toward one man.

Bonds is not speaking about himself. He is talking about New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez.

Rodriguez is five home runs shy of tying immortal Willie Mays for fourth place on baseball’s all-time home run list with 660, and the New York Yankees have no plans to celebrate it.

 

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