Fans Rooting Against Bonds

Majority of fans hope Barry's home-run chase ends in failure
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser Staff
Posted May 8, 2007 7:46 AM CDT

(Newser) – An ABC-ESPN poll found that just 37% of baseball fans want embattled Giants slugger Barry Bonds to break Hank Aaron's career home runs record of 755.  After 10 quick homers to start the season, Bonds just needs 11 more to tie. Fifty-two percent of fans said they would prefer not to see that happen.

Bonds's support is starkly divided along racial lines; three out of four black fans would like to see him succeed, compared with 28% of white fans. Nearly three quarters of white fans say he knowingly took performance-enhancing steroids; just over a third of blacks share that view. (Read more Barry Bonds stories.)

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