Bonds Plans to Check Out After 2008 Season

Controversial home run king still wants 3,000 hits and Series win
By Joseph Fasano,  Newser User
Posted Aug 14, 2007 12:51 AM CDT
Bonds Plans to Check Out After 2008 Season
San Francisco Giants' Barry Bonds hits his 758th career home run off Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Matt Morris in the third inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Friday, Aug. 10, 2007. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)   (Associated Press)

Baseball's controversial new home run king will likely pack it in after the 2008 season. Barry Bonds, who passed Hank Aaron's mark of 755 career home runs last week, said he hopes to keep slugging only one more year and try to reach his remaining goals--3,000 hits and a World Series ring. "I don't think two years I can take," he confessed.

Bonds, whose career has been dogged by suspicions of steroid use, currently has 758 homers and 2,919 hits. He hopes to end his career in San Francisco. "I'm a Giant. That's who I am. It would be hard for me to take that uniform off," the 43-year-old outfielder admitted yesterday. (More MLB stories.)

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