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At 12:03 AM Eastern time on Wednesday, August 8, 2007, I learned the tragic news that Barry Bonds hit number 756*.  I first learned this when my good friend Greg, also known as Terpsfan, posted a comment on my "My 11 Most Hated People Involved In Sports..." blog that he had broken the record.  I just had to know.  I went to trusty CBS Sportsline and saw the following in a Breaking News box:

BREAKING NEWS

Bonds blasts No. 756, passes Aaron

Barry Bonds' third hit of the night is a deep blast off Mike Bacsik, the 756th home run of Bonds' career. He is now baseball's all-time leader, one ahead of Hall of Famer Hank Aaron

I was shocked.  The first thing I did was IM my friend Craig with the following:

Me: WHAT THE F--- 756*********

Me: HE EFFING HIT IT

Me: OH THE HUMANITY

Craig: Damn

Craig: Like right now?

Me: YEAH

Then we continued to cuss mindlessly for a few minutes as I did the same with many other people.  So it's over.  8 August 2007 will be in my mind forever.

On the other hand, thank you eight pound, six ounce, Lord Baby Jesus that it's over.  No longer do I have to watch every at bat on ESPN.  Now the deed is 100% done.  I don't have much to say.  I went the first 15 years of my life knowing Hank Aaron as the most prolific home run king ever.  What do I do now?  Anyway, I feel as if I am in shock.

Barry, you better keep that throne warm for Mr. Rodriguez.

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