Both are despised by a commissioner who believes Hank Aaron's homers are sacred.Yup. The commissioner of baseball not only actively plays favorites, but basically has an active vendetta against anyone who threatens the record (well, now, ex-record) of his favorite.
By contrast -- Hank Aaron himself was a class act throughout the Bonds record chase. Despite all kinds of pressure from reporters to be a jerk...well, the reporters didn't see it that way, but the reporters were jerks and wanted Aaron to lead the parade. He didn't.
But back to commish-for-life Selig: he's a disgrace, and has always been a disgrace. And as long as he's commissioner, the integrity of the game is, alas, in a lot worse shape than it should be.
And we've lost several seasons of getting to watch some of the greatest players ever.