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article imageAT&T Park Removes Bond's Image

By KJ Mullins     Mar 27, 2008 in Sports
Barry Bonds may have made a name for himself playing at AT&T Park in San Francisco but his image no longer is anywhere to be seen. Gone are the '756' signs that signaled the race for Bonds to break Hank Aaron's home run record.
As perjury and steroid allegations follow Barry Bonds the ballpark where he made history is carefully distancing itself from the famed ball player.
In 2007 Bonds broke the Aaron home run record packing in fans each night the Giants played at home. He ended the 2007 season with a career 762 home run record. It's not enough to clear his name now though as allegations of steroid use are bantered across network news stations.
Although Bonds wants to play this season it's not going to happen with the Giants.
Team president Peter Magowan said that even at a reduced price Bonds will not return to his team.
"No, not this team," he said, standing along the first-base line of a ballpark where images of Bonds have been removed. "We're going in a new direction; that would not be going in a new direction. The time has come to turn the page.
"We're very respectful, at least I am, appreciative of all the contributions he made to the Giants over all that long period of time, but the time came when we needed to go in a new direction."
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