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The Only Winner Tonight -- Hammerin Hank

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Hank Aaron hit one out of the park tonight with his message. Very classy and well done.

    Now makes perfect sense that he did not want to cast himself in spotlight and take away from Barry's moment.
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    I agree it was a classy move by Hank, Boomer.

    Maybe Bonds can follow the example and start exhibiting some of his own.
  3. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    Top-drawer move by Aaron. Bonds looked dumbfounded, then delighted. Sure surprised me.
  4. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    I was just relieved it wasn't the Shrub when the Shrill yelled for everyone to watch the big screen for a special video message.

    Then I was glad to see Mr. Aaron deliver a classy speech.
  5. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Is anyone surprised? Hank's a classy guy.
  6. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    Honestly, I was somewhat because he came off as a bitter old man in the build-up to this. I didn't sense any of that bitterness in that speech tonight. All class.
  7. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    You know that as soon as the cameras went off, Aaron said, "Kiss my black ass, pole-smoker" under his breath.
  8. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Aaron's come off as a bitter old man more than a few times, but I agree what he did tonight was classy.
  9. dargan

    dargan Active Member

    A part of me wishes he would have kept being that "bitter old man" y'all are calling him.
  10. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    I heard Terence Moore made an interesting point recently -- it's not that Aaron holds any animosity or bitterness toward Bonds, toward steroids, or toward the record. It's just ... he went through this 33 years ago. He doesn't want to go through it again.

    Doesn't want to answer questions, doesn't want to fly around the country, doesn't want to go to any games ... he's tired, and he's old. He wants the spotlight on Barry, and he wants to be left Aaron alone. And then, he was uber-classy in congratulating him when he finally broke it.

    Good enough for me.
  11. I agree Buck. I think people read way too much into Aaron not being there.
  12. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Does kind of poke a hole in all those "Aaron's silence speaks volumes" columns, though, doesn't it?
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