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Giants Will Part Ways With Bonds At End Of Season

San Francisco Giants owner Peter Magowan basically set the tone for the news on Friday when he kept saying during Barry Bonds chase for the career home run title of MLB that the club was being distracted by the media circus. Hence it came as no surprise to even the most casual baseball observer that the Giants have informed Bonds they will not need his services starting next season. Magowan told Bonds the news Thursday night in a face to face meeting. Magowan said that he thought Bonds seemed disappointed but not surprised. In a statement released to the media Magowan said that while it is always tough to say goodbye, the team thought it was time to move in a different direction.

In a statement released on his website Bonds said he had every intention of playing next year, in search of that World Series Title that has always been just out of his grasp. Bonds who is 43 has hit 28 home runs this year driving the career record now to 762. He has not played a game since September 15, because of an injured toe. With the team telling Bonds that he is not in their future, it is tough to determine whether he will play again this season or not. But rest assured he will be playing in the Majors next year, you can bet the house on it! There will always be a team for him to go to, Pittsburgh where he started his career, Tampa Bay, or Washington who have histories of picking up veteran players. And Baltimore owner Peter Angelos, and Angels owner Arte Moreno are probably already talking with their people. Now if I were Barry Bonds, and I really wanted to get back at MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, for the lack of respect he received from him this year, there is a perfect solution. Stay in MLB until you hit 1,000 Home Runs a record no one could ever break!

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