I just saw the news account that Barry Bonds hit his 756th home run to pass Hank Aaron as the all-time home run leader.
So my wish is now blown. Here’s what I hoped: I wanted Bonds to hit his 754th home run and then retire immediately. It would have been a total class move in a career sorely lacking class moves. He would have honored Hank Aaron by not surpassing his record home runs and we all would still have known he could hit plenty more.
Wouldn’t that have said a lot about the man? Wouldn’t he have had the best of both worlds? What would it have meant to his legacy?
We’ll never know.