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 Post subject: The AP explains the Babe's mystique at last
PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 3:17 pm 
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Nancy Armour, AP National Writer, wrote:
Though Aaron holds the career record with 755 home runs, Ruth's 714 continues to hold something of a mystical appeal. Maybe it's the symmetry of the numbers, the last two digits a multiple of the first.


Or maybe not, because that's the stupidest thing I've ever heard?


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I assumed that the writer was joking, but apparently not.


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So then, I guess, should Bonds pass the Babe, we should be equally mystified when he hits 721, 728, 735, 742 and 749. And -- uh oh -- if he breaks Aaron's mark, it'll be 756.

And mystery of mysteries, what happens if he reaches, and then stops at, 777?

Spare me.


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ndugan1 wrote:
And mystery of mysteries, what happens if he reaches, and then stops at, 777?

Spare me.


What if he had stopped at 666?


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Connfused wrote:
What if he had stopped at 666?


I wouldn't have had to see him plastered all over ESPN, leading off SportsCenter with a strikeout, ever again.


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