|Ahead of the new Major League Baseball season, the biggest story in the U.S. is the return to action of Barry Bonds, who after missing the majority of the 2005 season through injury, will return to the game at the age of 41.|
Rumors suggest that this could be Bonds’s last season, and as he currently lies third in the all-time home-run list with 708, online bookmaker, PinnacleSports.com are now offering an array of bets on how his season will go.
Bonds is currently 6/1 to set a new career home-run record but would need to hit 48 of them if he was to do it this season. Meanwhile, you can take odds of 10/11 on him retiring before the start of the 2007 season
Simon Noble of Pinnacle Sports said, “Although he’s 41 years old and approaching the twilight of his career, Barry Bonds is still the most dominant offensive player in the game today. In his last three full seasons Bonds has averaged around 45 homeruns, so if he stays healthy there’s a realistic chance he could launch the 48 needed to break Aaron’s career mark in 2006. Even if he finishes the season just short of the most sacred record in baseball, Bonds has indicated his health will dictate whether he returns for a 22nd big league season in 2007.”