By Dan O'Donnell
Barr-oid has clubbed his 755th and now Hank Aaron fans are likely feeling 755 different emotions, from anger to indifference, disappointment to disillusionment.
But the most profound is a resounding sense of apathy. Ho-hum, Barry hammered as many as Hank without fanfare, without celebration and, most significantly, without the love and admiration of the fans that he so desperately wanted. Baseball commissioner Bud Selig issued a great statement after the dinger, saying "out of respect for the tradition of the game, the magnitude of the record and the fact that all citizens in this country are innocent until proven guilty, either I or a representative of my office will attend the next few games and make every attempt to observe the breaking of the all-time home run record." Well put.
Whether or not Bonds took steroids is irrelevant. Perception is reality, and the reality is that Barry is perceived as an arrogant, self-absorbed, stand-offish jerk by most outside of San Francisco. And that, more than anything, will be his well-deserved legacy.