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With practically the entire world riding his unusually large posterior over Steroidgate, one often wonders what gives Barry Bonds the strength to go on? Well now we know: He has M.C. Hammer in his corner. And when you've got Hammer Time on your side, you can conquer the world. Previously known as Stanley Burrell in his native Oakland, Hammer has a message for all you Bonds haters:

"I want Barry's mom to know that I am preparing to celebrate 714 and 715. I will pause and acknowledge how far we have come as a country. I will remember the civil rights activist and Dr. King. Jim Crow and gentrification will cross my mind. I'm a child of the Sixties so I've lived through a unique period in American history. I will think of Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays and Hank Aaron."

That sound you hear is Bonds' mom going, "Hammer What?"

By the way, what Hammer will also pause to remember is that he has a new CD coming out, "Full Blast," which, just in theory, he could totally promote on his new baseball blog over at MLB, which he has started, just coincidentally, about the same time that Bonds is scheduled to pass Ruth.

Go Barry! [MC Hammer Blog]