Baseball Commissioner Has No Plans To Change Bonds’ Records

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) – Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig will not consider changing Barry Bonds’ records following the slugger’s conviction on obstruction of justice last week.

Bonds holds the career (762) and season (73) home run records, breaking marks set by Hank Aaron (755) and Mark McGwire (70).

During a meeting Thursday with the Associated Press Sports Editors Selig said, “In life there’s always got to be pragmatism.”

“I think that anybody who understands the sport understand exactly why.”

Photo Gallery: Barry Bonds Through The Years

Bonds was convicted last week on a single count, with the jury finding he gave an evasive answer to a grand jury in 2003 when asked whether personal trainer Greg Anderson ever gave him anything that required an injection. Bonds’ lawyers have asked for the verdict to be thrown out.

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  1. HooDatIS? says:

    THEY BETTER LEAVE BARRY BONDS ALONE, BASEBALL IS FADING, I TOLD MY NEPHEW WHO SHOULD BE A FUTURE FAN OF BASEBALL I WANTED HIM TO ENJOY THE GAME WITH ME AND HE SAID, I DONT WANNA BE AROUND THOSE PEOPLE WHO DONT LIKE BARRY BONDS…I WAS BLOWED AWAY THEY BETTER UNDERSTAND THE CONSEQUENCES FROM THIS
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  2. tn says:

    Most likely a back-door deal that was made years ago (between Bonds and Selig)- don’t sell out the owners, and he’ll protect “the game of baseball… oh, and his records too.”

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