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You should probably leave work early to watch this Barry Bonds video

It features him hitting dozens and dozens of dingers, and it’s very soothing.

Barry Bonds isn’t in the Hall of Fame. Here’s a video of his career highlights that’s over 11 minutes long, and his 300th home run comes about 1:45 in.

I can’t stop thinking about those two sentences.

For most of the greatest careers in baseball history, I would guess that their 300th home run would have come much later in the video. But here it’s treated like backstory, like a trade dispute we needed to be made aware of before watching Darth Vader grow up. MLB put out a video for all of the Hall of Fame candidates, and they all had a generic title like “Barry Bonds is a 2018 HOF candidate,” so I didn’t watch it until today because I thought it was going to be a 30-second blurb.

Instead, it’s over 11 minutes long, and it’s absolutely filled with dingers. And the first 300 homers are skipped over like they’re the “Forward by Lee Iacocca” in a book you really want to read.

I understand why people have reservations about celebrating this too loudly. On the other hand, lookit all those baseballs flying hither and yon. It was a lot of fun back then. It really, really was.

As long as you’re here, you might as well watch this one before it’s taken down: