Of course it matters. This is Hank Aaron we’re talking about here, enduring proof that greatness can be discovered within consistency, Hank Aaron, class act, a hero in this and future generations, transcendent of the vicious scorn that compromised his time. This is Hank Aaron, baseball’s all-time home run king, a living legend.
This is his mark, what he earned. That is the symbol of a bygone era, what could have existed that never came to pass, what should have been but never was.
It’s an idea, a fantasy, for those who wouldn’t quit dreaming.