As most people know, Bonds has opted out of the MLBPA licensing agreement. He took a lot of heat over this for being greedy.
What is less publicized is that Bonds has arranged that half the revenue from sale of Bonds paraphenalia related to hitting #660 goes to Willie Mays. It's his way of sharing with an old-timer who didn't get the share of the game proceeds that today's players get. That's a pretty cool and classy move on Bonds' part.
Unfortunately, I don't have any link to a story verifying this. It's what I heard when I went to the Giants game over the weekend. If anyone can verify it, it'd be appreciated. Unfortunately, it's unlikely that sportswriters will write about this.
As for the following:
JamesBond007 wrote:i still won't respect him like the players who played the game back when the game was pure
I don't even know what the heck this is supposed to mean - except that it comes across as very ignorant. Today's players are the most diverse and talented ever. And baseball has always had an unseemly side to it. People complain about how pampered today's players are, but seem to ignore how exploited players used to be.
It's easier to simply romanticize and idealize the past, instead of appreciating how great the game is today. We are living in another golden age of baseball, with some of the greatest to ever play the game. There will always be jerks in the game, and also great guys. Just watch the joy that Vlad Guerrero brings to the game to appreciate this.