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Aaron Would Rather Golf Than Watch Bonds

In an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Hank Aaron stated he will not be in attendance at any Giants game as Barry Bonds approaches his home run record.

Aaron said he wouldn’t attend if Bonds were within reach of the record when the San Francisco Giants play at Atlanta from Aug. 14-16.

“I’d probably fly to West Palm Beach to play golf,” Aaron was quoted as saying in Moore’s column. “Again, it has nothing to do with anybody, other than I had enough of it. I don’t want to be around that sort of thing anymore. I just want to be at peace with myself. I don’t want to answer questions. It’s going to be a no-win situation for me anyway. If I go, people are going to say, ‘Well, he went because of this.’ If I don’t go, they’ll say whatever. I’ll just let them make their own mind up.”

I can’t say I blame Aaron because outside of San Francisco the mere mention and association with Bonds can arise great ire with many fans. Plus when the Commissioner of Baseball isn’t even going to go, why would you waste your time?

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