But, in the wake of Bonds' alleged steroid use, baseball and its fans continue to debate whether to celebrate the historic event.
On The Early Show Monday, the question was put to New York sports talk show host Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, a rabid San Francisco Giants fan, and Boston Globe baseball columnist Dan Shaughnessy.
Neither was very sympathetic to Bonds.
"I am not wrapped up in the home run record. I can't even watch Bonds," Russo said. "… He never needed it. He wanted to be an immortal, and steroids helped him become an immortal."
Shaughnessy remarked, "This is a joyless, fraudulent pursuit of a very cherished baseball record. … There's certainly plenty of more than anecdotal evidence that he was cheating on his way to getting to this record, and I think the fans are not gonna forgive that."
They also chimed in on the National Basketball Association betting scandal and the dog fighting federal indictment of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick.
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