May 13, 2010
Rewind: Barry Bonds and Race
With the recent announcement that Ken Burns' is directing "Tenth Inning," a follow up to his critically acclaimed documentary series "Baseball," I decided to pull one out of the archives. "Tenth Inning," which airs on PBS later this year, will document baseball's history from 1990 to the present, a time period that many refer to the sport's "steroid era." Well, the biggest story during this era was none other than Barry Bonds' and his contested pursuit of Hank Aaron's home run record. So here is my piece on the racial implications of Bonds' record chase written as he was closing in on the record back in 2007.