Friday, July 27, 2007

Nobody Stepping To The Plate For Barry Bonds

CHICAGO, Ill. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – With Barry Bonds set to smash his way into home run history, one sports lawyer hopes to inject some honesty back into the game.

Eldon L. Ham is a sports attorney and the author of Larceny and Old Leather (Academy Chicago Publishers), and he believes that when Bonds bashes his 756th homer to top Hank Aaron’s record, the name of the game will receive a permanent stain.

Ham says, “There will be a cloud hanging over everything.”

The San Francisco Giant – who is widely suspected of using steroids – is two slugs away from tying the record, and while many believe his historical homer should come with an asterisk, Ham is pitching for a different solution to the scandal.

Ham says baseball officials should go back to the record books and honor Hank Aaron as the last record holder of the pre-steroid era.

Says Ham, “It’s the most honest, uncontentious way to address the problem. But there’s no chance they’ll do it.’

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