Bonds denying fans ability to reject him...

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In a brilliant piece on Barry Bonds and his chase for the Home Run Crown, Geoff Davidian of Reuters gives us a piece on the Giants recent visit to Milwaukee. Milwaukee is the hometown of baseball commissioner Bud Selig, who does not have a good relationship with Bonds.

There has been speculation on top of speculation as to if Selig would be in attendance when Bonds broke this historical record. That he could have done so in Selig's town would have been a slap in the face. The article is a hoot to read, even for the non-sports-fan, but the ending takes the cake:

To Milwaukee fans, and maybe to Selig, it was not about winning. It was about denying Bonds.

At times it seemed the soon-to-be 43-year-old left fielder was toying with booing Milwaukee fans, refusing to take a giant swing that would make history for them to reject.

His last at bat, Bonds was intentionally walked, denying him the chance to deny the fans the chance to reject his success.