Barry Bonds ties Babe Ruth's record, but there is no joy in Mudville. Mercury News:
...maybe that's the one positive we can take from this whole sordid steroids scandal. If nothing else, Bonds is a living, breathing, tortured, tormented illustration we can point to when we tell our kids, 'You know, when you cheat, you're only cheating yourself.'NYT reports: "As Bonds crept closer to Ruth's No. 714, fans have heckled him and waved critical signs. One threw a syringe in San Diego. Another dressed as a syringe in Houston."
Bonds has cheated himself out of the adoration and adulation that should have been his Saturday. He cheated himself out of the respect and reverence that traditionally is reserved for our greatest athletes. He may have even cheated himself out of the Hall of Fame.