try the Braun defense.
The bat shattered, the ball sailed and Barry Bonds smiled.
Bonds' latest home run wasn't as memorable as the one before, but it was the hot topic after the Florida Marlins beat the San Francisco Giants 7-3 on Saturday night.
Bonds' broken-bat shot was his first home run since becoming the fourth player to reach the 600-homer milestone Aug. 9.
He slowly jogged to first with the handle as he watched No. 601 barely clear the fence in the first inning. He dropped the handle at first, stared at the barrel that landed near the bag and then smiled widely as he began his home run trot.
It was his 34th homer of the season, but may have been his most improbable ever.
"I don't think anyone has (homered) with a bat that exploded,'' Bonds said.
Our times are recorded every time we run down the line, first to third, first to home. I literally didn’t get one-tenth of a second faster. My workouts have been virtually the exact same for six years. I didn’t get one percent stronger. I didn’t work out any more often. I didn’t have any additional power or any additional arm strength. All of those things are documented contemporaneously, and if anything had changed, I wouldn’t be able to go back and pretend like it didn’t change.
The test showed a prohibited substance in Braun’s body, but not a drug or a steroid, the person said.
Maybe he's just been taking steroids his whole career, but been smarter about his cycling regimen.
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