SAN FRANCISCO - Bud Selig, pictured above at a recent Nazi Youth rally, still hasn't decided whether he'll attend Barry Bonds' record-breaking home run, which could occur at any time, or his sister in-law's birthday party, which is Saturday night.
With Bonds only three home runs from breaking Hank Aaron's career mark and Selig's sister in-law's birthday party just one day away, the commissioner was adamant Thursday that he may, or may not, attend either one. He says he is "playing all this by ear. I do have a day job, you know."
It is widely believed that Selig is not fully embracing Bonds' record due to the Giants' slugger's admitted steroid usage. A source close to the commissioner who did not want to be identified said he is not embracing his sister in-law's birthday party due to remarks she made last year questioning his intelligence.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson criticized Selig for not lending Bonds or the sister in-law his full support. "That's inexcusable," said Jackson. Jackson retracted the comment to the extent it pertains to Selig's sister in-law after he was informed she is Caucasian.