Sport: Artificial Rhubarb

Early this spring Henry Aaron will probably break Babe Ruth's career home-run record. By that time, Aaron may be sorry he ever picked up a bat.

As he slugged his way toward the 714 home-run mark last season, Aaron was annoyed by occasional hate letters and relentless coverage by reporters. Now Aaron has become the focus of an overblown rhubarb about where he should take his final swings at the record.

Atlanta Braves Chairman William Bartholomay announced last month that Aaron would be benched during the team's opening series in Cincinnati so that Atlanta...

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