NEW YORK - Bud Selig was willing to discuss just about everything - other than Barry Bonds and steroids.

The commissioner sidestepped questions yesterday about whether he'll attend games as Bonds nears Hank Aaron's home run record of 755.

"Is he really approaching?" Selig, a longtime friend of Aaron, said facetiously after owners finished their 2-day meeting. "I don't have anything different to say today. I'll make a decision at some appropriate time."

In 1974, commissioner Bowie Kuhn was criticized for not attending the game when Aaron hit No. 715 to break Babe Ruth's record. Kuhn was there when Aaron hit No. 714.

Bonds has 745 career homers.

Selig also wouldn't say whether he was concerned that active players thus far have not agreed to be interviewed for former Sen. George Mitchell's steroids investigation and only a few have supplied requested medical records.

"That is something that my friends at the players' association, the players, you'll have to ask them," Selig said at a news conference.

Mitchell's investigation was not brought up during the meetings. *