Barry Bonds on Reaching 700 Home Runs

MLB.com has a diary of Barry Bond’s thoughts on hitting his historic home run last night.

Tonight was unbelievable. You really can’t put it in words to be in a class with those two great players, Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth. It’s like you’re dreaming and you’re not dreaming. It’s unreal. I don’t know what to say about it.

I like the new, mellow Barry Bonds as opposed to the old, reporter-shoving angry Barry Bonds. He gets downright philosophical in that way you get when you realize that you’re going to accomplish your dreams:

All I can say right now is that I still have some game left. It’s a little overwhelming to realize what position I’m in — 14 homers behind Babe Ruth. Hopefully I can stay focused, do it quietly and do good at it. That’s all.

MLB.com is also doing something interesting. For $4 you can buy a download of the game last night in which this happened. That seems like a good price for this, low enough to allow interested fans to impulse buy it but high enough to make money off of it.