Looks like Barry Bonds is going after his own record..

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  1. Shane Martin

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    Barry Bonds now has 4 home runs in 2 games this year so far. Could he break his own record?

    This guy is just a freak with a bat.
     
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    And he leads off next inning. #5 maybe? [​IMG]
     
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    I'd love to see Bonds break his own record. Hell, I'd love to see him demolish the record by hitting 80. The man is the best player I've ever seen and probably ever will see.
     
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    He is on pace to hit 324 dingers this year[​IMG]
     
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    He needs to hit 150 or so - only to show the decreased value of home runs as of late. It's gotten silly; Heck, Brady Anderson hit 50 for the Orioles back about 5-6 years ago. [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, but when Brady hit 50, 50 was actually a big deal. These days, I expect 50 from guys like Jeromy Burnitz and Mike Lieberthal.
     
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    When Rafael Furcal starts hitting 30-35 dingers a year, then you'll know the ball is juiced. [​IMG]
     
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    His HR streak is amazing but the irritating thing is that some people are now arguing that the he is the greatest player EVER.

    By the way, is he still wearing that armor on his right elbow? I thought MLB banned such devices as they give the batter an unfair advantage. In fact, it would be interesting to see when Bonds started wearing it and when his offensive onslaught began. Is there a correlation?
     
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    Ross,

    That's exactly it -- it makes the player fearless about getting hit on his elbow and allows him to crowd the plate. Combine that with the fact that pitchers cannot effectively pitch inside anymore for fear of brawls or ejection, and you have a recipe for big homer totals.
     
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    well considering the lasty 2 HRs he hit would have been balls, the armor didn't matter

    Maybe i'm biased since I'm a season ticket holder(Ya think?)

    Can't wait for the home opener

    Why don't others have armor???
     
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    Well, I just consider that part of the game now. The rest of his body is still open for a hit. The man is incredible no matter what way you put it.
     
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    Larry Bowa (sp?) was just on sports talk radio, and it's the first time I've heard someone officially in baseball (who wasn't a pitcher) say this:
    "I don't care what Rawlings says, the balls are tighter...they're like golfballs!"
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    I would think that a lab could easily tell if a new HR friendly ball had been introduced. That story would make headlines from coast to coast and I'm sure that there are plenty of people who would love to be first in line to take credit for figuring it out so the fact that it hasn't happened tells me that it is unlikley. I would attribute the HR race to three factors, the first of which is better players. This isn't suprising, athletes breaking records is nothing new. The second factor is weaker pitching which has already been discussed. Factor #3 new and improved HR friendly ballparks.
     
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    Andrew said:
     
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