Yeah, this is already being mis-interpreted.
I don't think he said it too clearly, but I read it that he's saying, as a left handed hitter, the only number he cares about is Ruth's. He's not gunning for Aaron's.
And when he says, "I wiped him out." I take that as him saying he'll be able to say that once he passes Ruth. I don't think he's saying he's done it already, but that will be his motivation once he passes Mays.
Here's the whole quote:
"Willie's number is always the one that I've strived for," Bonds said before Tuesday's All-Star Game.
"And if it does happen, the only number I care about is Babe Ruth's. Because as a left-handed hitter, I wiped him out. That's it. And in the baseball world, Babe Ruth's everything, right? I got his slugging percentage and I'll take his home runs and that's it. Don't talk about him no more."
So in my view, he's saying, for a long time, the only number he's cared about was Willie's. Once he beats Willie, he's got to shoot for something, and it's gonna be the Babe. And then he'll be able to say "I beat the Babe." He's basically saying, "That will be my next goal, and I'll be damn proud if I do it."
He could have been a little more modest about it, but then, he wouldn't be Bonds, would he? He did say "...Babe Ruth's everything, right?"