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COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY BOB ROSATO Bonds Away! Giants leftfielder Barry Bonds, who leads the majors in home runsand is rapidly closing in on the career home run total of WillieMays (660), looked like a tough out even while standing in theon-deck circle in Cincinnati last Friday (page 52).

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY DAMIAN STROHMEYER Signs From Above Players for the Triple A Ottawa Lynx field some unusual autographrequests from their visitor's dugout before a game against thePawtucket Red Sox.

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY JOE CAVARETTA/AP Catch as Catch Can Young Dominicans make the best of the available facilities in San Pedro de Macoris, a town that has sent many players to the majors, including Sammy Sosa. The Dominican Republic is currently hosting the Pan American Games.