POLL: When will Bonds break the record?

Any day now, on anyone's turf in any town, Barry Bonds could blast his 754th, 755th and 756th career home runs and break Henry Aaron's all-time career home run mark, a record believed to be the most prestigious in any sport. Vote in our poll: When will he do it? Should he get an asterisk in the record books?

It's here, it's near, get used to it.

With the Giants opening a three-game weekend series against the Brewers at Miller Park — just a short commute from baseball commissioner Bud Selig's office — the commish decided to attend the games, even if it means seeing his close friend Aaron's record broken.

Until Friday, Selig hadn't said publicly whether he would be in the stands as Bonds approached the 33-year-old record. Selig's family owned the Brewers until 2005, and Aaron began and ended his career in Milwaukee. 

Bonds, on the other hand, is not troubled by those sentimental attachments.

After hitting two homers Thursday against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, he said it wouldn't make any difference if he tied or broke the record in the city where Aaron hit the majority of his homers.

Even more importantly, Bonds said he feels great. “Rejuvenated.” Translation: A repeat of those two blasts at Wrigley Field could happen at any moment.

When/where will Bonds hit his 756th career home run to break Hank Aaron's all-time record: 

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How should baseball's record bookstreat this new record, set amid rumors of steroid use? Bonds has denied using chemicals to enhance his performance, but many writers, fans and officials don't believe him.

What do you think? Should Bonds get an asterisk?

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