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Barry Bonds: “God knows I’m a Hall of Famer”

Barry Bonds

FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2015, file photo, former baseball player Barry Bonds smiles before a baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs in San Francisco. Steroids-tainted home run king Barry Bonds is returning to baseball full time as hitting coach for the Miami Marlins. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)


Just like we’re all still adjusting to seeing new Marlins hitting coach Barry Bonds in that uniform -- yes, it’s weird -- he’s getting the expected questions about his Hall of Fame status in the early days of spring training. This will surely die down in time, but the all-time home run king approached the topic respectfully this morning while also making it clear that he knows he belongs in Cooperstown.

Check out the video from Marlins’ camp below:

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Bonds was shut out again this January in his fourth year on the ballot. He received 44.3 percent of the vote, which means that he’s still nearly 31 percent shy of election.

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