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In division race, booing Bonds makes sense
But they shouldn’t have booed him because he tied Hank Aaron’s all-time home run record.
They shouldn’t have booed him because he might be a bad guy.
And they shouldn’t have necessarily booed him because of the steroid suspicions around him.
Padres fans should have booed him because he plays for the opposing team, a division rival.
They should have booed him because the Padres are in a pennant race, and any home run, especially in a one-run game, is a direct threat to their team’s playoff chances.
Booing, in this instance, is just good baseball.
Call someone who cares and turn your ringer off.
They celebrated an opposing player’s personal achievement over the pursuit of their team.
These are nice stories, but they shouldn’t be overhyped national events.
Of course, Bonds‘ home run chase comes with extras. He is chasing maybe the last hallowed baseball record amid steroid suspicions and under the watch of a commissioner who is trying not to watch. As for Aaron, he remains a conscientious objector.
But ESPN, Pedro Gomez, Erin Andrews and some Padres fans may be interested to know there is a pennant race going on in the National League West.
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