Selig Plans to See Bonds' Pursuit of Home Run Record

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig didn't even have to leave his own backyard to catch Barry Bonds' chase for the home run record.

The San Francisco slugger is two home runs from tying Hank Aaron's career mark of 755 today, and it's the 31st anniversary of the Hammer's final career shot.

Selig says he plans to attend all three of the Giants' games with the Brewers in Milwaukee this weekend unless Bonds is not in the Giants' starting lineup.

The first one is tonight.

Selig is former owner of the Brewers and has his commissioner's office in downtown Milwaukee.

He says with Bonds in town, he felt it was the right thing to do to make sure he was at Miller Park for his appearances.

Bonds is in the lineup for tonight's game.

He will likely sit out tomorrow afternoon's game and play on Sunday.

Selig is a close friend of Aaron, who began and ended his career in Milwaukee.

The two spoke by telephone today.


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