No Bud by the Bay

Jeff Passan
Yahoo! Sports

MILWAUKEE – Commissioner Bud Selig had no plans as of Sunday night to attend Barry Bonds' next game Monday in San Francisco, a source told Yahoo! Sports.

Selig has not stated publicly whether he will follow Bonds' pursuit of Hank Aaron's all-time home run record after watching the San Francisco Giants' three-game series in Milwaukee over the weekend.

His likely decision not to attend Monday's game, as Bonds sits at 753 home runs, could be the latest indication that Selig will not chase Bonds as he chases Aaron.

On Friday, Selig did not mention Bonds by name once during a nearly eight-minute interview that ran the gamut of subjects, from the veracity of Bonds' impending record to Selig's close relationship with Hank Aaron. He also referenced commissioners Ford Frick and Bowie Kuhn not attending milestone home runs, Roger Maris' 61st and Aaron's 715th, respectively.

Whether it's this week or during a homestand two weeks from now, Bonds' record home runs will come at AT&T Park if history is any indication. He hit his 71st, 72nd and 73rd in the 2001 season at home, as well as Nos. 500, 600, 660 (tying him with his godfather, Willie Mays), 700 and 715 (passing Ruth).

The Giants begin a seven-game home stand Monday against Atlanta and in the first two games face John Smoltz and Tim Hudson. Bonds has hit eight home runs against Smoltz and four against Hudson.

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