I couldn't help but notice that the Giants Vs. Houston the other day wherer the giants won 11-8. Each time after his first at-bat, Bonds was walked. The problem is they walked him in each situation which is textbook wrong. You walk Bonds to load the bases to put last years MVP up to bat? The result, a base hit and two runs score. Are the other teams so bent on Bonds not getting 70, that a team like Houston would put it's playoff hopes on the line? Desite Bonds personality, it's become quite clear that if the other teams pitched to him, he would definitely top 70 home runs, so whether he makes it or not is not up to his ability, which is there, but on whether pitchers will throw anything for him to hit. Isn't that almost like fixing a game? Being a fan of baseball, I can understand walking as a strategy, but with this walking Bonds just so he won't get 70 is stupid. As a fan, I lost respect for the game of baseball. it's become as fixed as pro wrestling now. I'll bet that if Houston were leading 12-1 in the ninth inning and Barry bonds came up with no one on base and two outs, they would have still walked him. Bonds himself is not really talking about the home run record, much to the dismay of the media. I can understand that. Does anyone know that Hank Aaron received death threats if he broke Babe Ruth's record? Maybe Bonds got the same thing if he broke McGwire's record. If anyone saw when the Giants played St. Louis, it was amazing the profanities that were yelled at Bonds when he came up to bat, and this was only less than 40 HRs. Of course, people like that do not represent all the fans of baseball. Proof of this are all the cheers he's getting at opposing teams ball parks last month. It was amazing to see the crowd in Colorado calling for bonds to take a curtain call after hitting #62, you jsut don't see that. I think they should let Barry get past 70. Then next year, they can make up for it by pitching to McGwire or Sosa and let them beat Bonds record. Many of the teams are saying they are playing the way they should and will not change. There's a bigger picture here than that. Baseball has had an uphill climb in geting fans back after the 1994 strike. If they deny Bonds the CHANCE of getting the home run record on purpose, then they'll may lose some audience. Give the fans what they want, a fair game of baseball.