Barry Bonds recently knocked out home run #741 of his long and contaminated baseball career. As we write, that home run leaves Bonds 14 short of Hank Aaron's career mark of 755 home runs, and obviously 15 short of becoming the holder of the most revered record in baseball. What celebration does MLB plan for the memorable occasion? Let's start with who isn't going to be there:
1. The Commissioner of Baseball Bug Selig doesn't know if he will attend the record-setting game.
2. Old record holder Hank Aaron says he will be golfing rather than attend and watch.
3. MLB Player's Union boss Donald Fehr recently announced (North Jersey.com via the AP) announced he will not attend Bond's triumphant occasion.
So the MLB Commissioner, the old career home run record holder, and the Player's Union boss will not attend the game when the most important record in baseball goes down. Excuse us if we say 'that's weird'. Might Bonds connection to PEDs, and to BALCO be scaring the big boys away?
Maybe. That and TV. Fehr blames cable TV, (apparently):
He (Fehr) speculated that a cable-television culture could be the reason.
"They're going to say, with everything else that was going on America, between global warming and a war and 9/11 and the collapse of health care and everything else, why did we spend all this time on steroids and Anna Nicole Smith and whether Britney Spears did this or that or the other and all the rest of it? And yet it dominates the news, it just dominates it," he said.
Who else is not going to the party?
This guy from Georgia who got drunk, stumbled into the wrong apartment, then was arrested screaming profanities about Bonds as an elderly couple cowered inside. No he won't be at the game.
Barry's friend and trainer, and steroid dealer Greg Anderson likely will be in jail yet. He will miss the historic game.
So who will attend the historic Bonds' HR #756 game?
We will try to think of more fans who might be attending the historic game. Stay tuned.