By now, we've all pretty much made our peace with it, though there was a little part of us today that wanted to not mention Barry Bonds until about 4 p.m., and then throw up a "holy crap, did you guys see what happened last night? We just noticed" post. We felt that would be too gimmicky, though no less gimmicky that a post that merely references the notion that we were thinking about it.
Alas, Barry Bonds has finally broken the record — our sister was there, and was a little too happy about it during a 12:30 a.m. phone call — and, most notably, Hank Aaron showed up on the Jumbotron to congratulate him. We're not sure we find Aaron's move particularly classy; either he should shun Barry or embrace Barry, but it's a bit late to be switching sides. Regardless: It happened, and we can all move on with our lives now. Barry Bonds has his silly fake record, and now he can go home.
When asked by ESPN's Erin Andrews what's next for Barry Bonds, he said, "A lot more baseball, hell yes, I'm not quitting."
Aw. Well, christ.