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752 & 753

Bonds_ii_2Oops. Guess I was wrong with yesterday's post. Looks like Bud Selig has a problem this weekend in Milwaukee after all. After doing virtually nothing all month -- a .107 batting average and no homers since July 3 -- Barry Bonds went deep twice Thursday at Wrigley Field and heads to Miller Park with 753 home runs, just two shy of Hank Aaron.

Here's the video of No. 752, a long solo shot in the second inning off Ted Lilly that carried on to Sheffield Avenue.

And here's No. 753, a three-run shot in the eighth off Will Ohman that just made the basket above the ivy in left-center.

In my mind, the chase now begins for real. At 753, Bonds is within range of tying Aaron in any game he starts. And everyone both inside and outside baseball has to come to grips with the fact that Bonds is going to get this done. Soon. And that includes Bud Selig. With this weekend's games in his hometown, looks like the commish has no choice but to be in the stands -- whether he wants to be or not.

If you're not in San Francisco, is there any way to cheer this joyless quest? If you were in the stands this weekend, would you be rooting against Bonds or hoping to see history?

---Mike Harrington

(Photo: Bonds and Cubs catcher Jason Kendall watch No. 753/Associated Press)

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