When you are a baseball legend and when you are 80 years old, I guess you can say anything you want.

Still, it would be a good time to think before you speak … and to show that at age 80 you have wisdom and some grasp of history.

Aaron has the right to say what he wants about politics and criticize Republicans opposing President Obama … but somebody should pull Aaron aside and┬áset him straight.

He chose to compare Republicans to the KKK …basically saying “back then they had hoods. Now they have neckties and starched shirts”.

Fact: Democrats were under those KKK hoods.

Fact: Democrats blocked the school doors, denying blacks access.

Fact: Democrats fought against passage if the 1964 Civil Rights Bill.

Fact: Hank Aaron will forever be recognized for hitting 715 home runs … but in this case, he hit a sloppy way off course foul.

Fact: The national media should catch this foul and call Aaron out … but I’m betting they will drop it.