Giants' Bonds hits 68th
SAN FRANCISCO -- A teary Barry Bonds said Friday night the death of a longtime friend has clouded his quest to break the home run record.
The friend was Franklin Bradley, 37, whom Bonds had known for about 13 years. Bradley was a personal security guard at times for Bonds, as well as for NFL star Jerry Rice.
Bonds hit his 68th homer of the season Friday night against San Diego, leaving him three homers short of breaking Mark McGwire's record of 70 homers in a season, set in 1998.