Forget about 73 home runs. Forget about the .860 slugging percentage last year, breaking Babe Ruth's all-time seasonal mark. This year Bonds is about to completely obliterate one of baseball's most important records, and you don't hear a peep about it. Bonds' on-base percentage is currently .580. In other words, he reaches base 58% of the time. He is going to shatter Ted Williams' record of .552. To show how incomprehensible this is, can you imagine someone having a batting average of .450, which would break the all-time record by a similar margin? Or hitting .400 when the next highest person in the league was at .270? And this is being done by someone who is in the twilight of his career and by his own admission has only a couple of years left. We are left to wonder whether Bonds is accomplishing this with the help of steroids or human growth hormones, or if the body armor he wears is giving him an unfair edge. Or if he just magically went from being a great player to a supernaturally great player with off-the-charts stats. I'd love to see Bill James, famous baseball statisician, give his theories on how this has happened. In my mind, it is no different than David Robinson all of a sudden producing numbers even better than those of Wilt Chamberlain (50+ points per game, etc.) and doing it at this stage of his career. The numbers that Bonds is putting up are that shocking.