It's kind of a shame that this didn't happen while Will was blogging, because I'm not nearly as obsessed with this as he is, but... c'est la vie. Barry Bonds hit his 714th career home run, tying Babe Ruth for 2nd on the all-time list. It came against Brad Hasley of the Oakland A's in the second inning of today's game. It was a solo shot, and it traveled 450 feet.
Again, I'm a bad person to be blogging this, because I don't have any strong opinions about it one way or the other. I don't have any Klosterman-esque essays for you. It's not that I don't care, it's just that I think we all have to accept that steroids are a part of baseball now. The issue clouds every single thing that's happened in baseball recently, and that's just the way it has to be. To me, the significance is that I'm one step closer to being able to watch SportsCenter again. As soon as he hits 715, I'm assuming that we can stop leading the show with this every night. Right?
Bonds ties Ruth with homer No. 714 [MLB.com]