Sunday, July 1, 2007
As of Thursday when All-Star voting ended, Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano was ahead of Bonds by 100,000 votes. Because the game is being played at Bonds' home field and he is having the best year among his Giants teammates, it would be hard to leave him off. The decision to add him as a backup is up to NL Manager Tony LaRussa, but the Commssioner can make his desires known if he is so inclined. Barry Bonds is a hard guy to root for but there is no doubt that he is a draw and that might outweigh the negative baggage he carries with him.