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Subject:  Babe Ruth's family wants no part of honoring Bonds
Date:  4/01/06, 10:30am
I understand much of the reasoning behind this, but Babe Ruth-- as great a player he was-- wasn't exactly anywhere close to being a saint. Most of his off-the-field antics were very shady. If steroids were more accesible in the '20's and '30's, Babe would've probably used them himself. Though, unlike Bonds, Ruth was very fan-friendly, particularly towards children. So, Babe deserves to be a few notches higher than Ba-Bo. From what I understand, Ruth's widow wasn't thrilled at all when Roger Maris broke Babe's record, so it's possible that the Ruth family doesn't like any player making it past number 714.
On the other hand, Hank Aaron was a great guy on and off the field and deserves much better than someone who cheated on the game passing his record. A debate of whether or not an asterisk will be put in place if Bonds makes it to 756 would definitely happen. I wonder what Hank and his family think about all of this.

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Message #2882 of 6634  *NEW*
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Subject:  Re: Babe Ruth's family wants no part of honoring Bonds
Date:  4/2/06, 6:00am
A few years ago some retired players did a tour with some of the real old timers gear on display. One of the items on display was a Babe Ruth bat. One of the players took the bat out of the display one day and noticed the bat had Nails in the top of it. He claimed the bat was corked! (The nails could have been added at anytime, so who really knows?)

Baseball made rules about bats specifically because Ruth used to use what was described as a "club", instead of a bat. Didn't really matter what they made Ruth use, he still hit HR's like crazy, and probably would have with a toothpick. He was the greatest player in the game during his era, by far. Bonds did not become the greatest player in the game during his era until he started using performance enhancing drugs.

If they had performance enhancing drugs readily available during his era would Ruth have used them? Who knows, but how much better could he have been?

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