President Bush, a noted baseball fan, called today to congratulate Barry Bonds, the new home run king.
On Tuesday night in San Francisco, the Giants’ outfielder hit his 756th career home run, breaking Hank Aaron’s record of 755 and putting Babe Ruth in third place.
“You’ve always been a great hitter and you broke a great record,” Bush told Bonds on the phone, according to White House spokesman Tony Fratto.
“There is a lot of speculation about Barry Bonds, and my only advice for people is to just let history be the judge,” Bush said during the interview.
Barry Bonds has been an outstanding offensive ball player for nearly two decades. He has said under oath that he never knowingly took illegal steroids. The media has tried to implicate him and now an attoney is in jail for showing his grand jury testimony to San Francisco Chronicle sports reporters in which Bonds states he did no knowingly take illegal steroids.
Ironically it will be up to a few hundred sports writers who will judge Bonds. One has to wonder how much substance abuse there is among sports writers? Anyone going to investigate?