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It's obvious that baseball commissioner Bud Selig is uncomfortable/unhappy/sick-to-his-stomach about being a roadie for Barry Bonds' chase of Hank Aaron's all-time home run record and can only pray it ends soon.

Last night, Selig sent former Orioles great Frank Robinson, now a special assistant to the commissioner, in his place to Dodger Stadium.  Robinson, who has remained reserved about Bonds, was spared the duty of congratulating the San Francisco Giant for matching or breaking the record of Aaron, a contemporary of Robinson's.  For a long time, Robinson was fourth on the the all-time homer list (586) before being passed by Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Ken Griffey Jr.  Robinson has been vocal over the steroids issue at times. For instance, he said Rafael Palmeiro (No. 10 with 560 homers) should be stripped of his stats after Palmeiro was suspended in 2005 for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

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Anyway, Selig will be back on the road in San Diego this weekend in this awkward marriage with Bonds and made little secret of the fact that he'd really rather be attending Tom Glavine's next attempt to reach 300 wins in Chicago.

Photo credit: Mary Altaffer/AP

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