?Bonds, whose 464 home runs through Sunday ranked 21st alltime, wants to surpass 660, the figure reached by his godfather, Willie Mays.
?Bonds, the first man ever to have 400 home runs and 400 stolen bases, wants to be the charter member of the 500-500 club.
?Bonds is annoyed by the attention afforded Griffey, McGwire, Sosa and anyone else pounding 50-plus home runs.
"I'm always reading about this motivating me and that pushing me, and it makes me mad," says Bonds. "If I don't reach 660 home runs, big deal. I'm fine with that. Same with 500-500."
What about 70 dingers in a season?
"Seventy home runs is amazing," he says. "Sixty-five home runs two years in a row is amazing. But ask McGwire if he would throw any of those 70 home runs away for a World Series, or if Sosa would throw any of his 63 home runs away so the Cubs wouldn't be in last place, and they would.
"Every year I go through a long season and I get close to a championship, and every year I go home disappointed," says Bonds, who has been to the postseason four times without reaching the World Series. "Every year I have to go back to the drawing board and figure out what am I doing wrong or what are we doing wrong as a team. We're all going home thinking, I wish I was still playing. I wish I was in the World Series. I get tired of wishing. Numbers? Yeah, I like putting up good numbers. But if I never reach another milestone, and the Giants finally win a World Series—that's all I could ask for. I'd be complete."