Bonds says he doesn't track any of the Hall of Fame voting


Barry Bonds is focused on bigger things right now. One day after again being left out of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the Giants legend was handing out meals for hungry families in San Bruno. 

When asked about the news he once again wasn't elected to the Hall of Fame, Bonds said he doesn't pay much attention to the votes.

"I don't ever hear about it unless someone tells me," Bonds said to reporters. "I really don't. I don't track it, I don't do any of that. All I do right now is live my life day to day, and right now I want to do something very special for people that are in need and that's the most important thing. 

"I'm not that important. This is way more important than the Hall of Fame right now." 

Bonds was on hand to present a $15,000 check from the Barry Bonds Family Foundation to Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Food Distribution. The money should help feed around 800 families. 

Bonds received 61.8 percent of Tuesday's Hall of Fame vote, which is a slight increase from his 60.7 percent the year before. A player needs 75 percent of the vote to be enshrined. 

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After falling short for the ninth straight year, Bonds now only has one more chance to get voted into the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. 

Bonds is the all-time home runs leader with 762, and the single-season leader with 73. He won seven NL MVP awards, five with the Giants. Bonds spent the final 15 years of his 22-year career as a Giant and hit 586 homers with San Francisco.


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