Bonds says he quit too soon

Los Angeles Times - - SPORTS -

On the 10th an­niver­sary of break­ing base­ball’s all-time home run record, Barry Bonds said Monday that he wishes he had played one more sea­son and be­lieves he would have hit 800 homers or come very close. He said it “stung” to walk away af­ter top­ping Hank Aaron’s mark in 2007 while play­ing for San Fran­cisco.

The 53-year-old Bonds, who now works for the Giants and was at AT&T Park on Monday night, fin­ished with 762 home runs and won seven Na­tional League MVP awards, but ended his ca­reer un­der the cloud of steroid al­le­ga­tions.

He told the As­so­ci­ated Press he didn’t push to re­turn in 2008 be­cause “I was just told I’m not com­ing back and that was it.” Etc.

St. Louis ac­ti­vated cen­ter fielder Dex­ter Fowler, who’d missed two weeks with a fore­arm strain, and de­moted strug­gling out­fielder Stephen Pis­cotty to triple A.

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