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Old 08-08-2007, 11:21 AM   #1
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Default Best Barry Bonds article EVER.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slu...yhoo&type=lgns

Very well written. Last night was a joke.
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You know.. Me being a baseball fan and never a Barry Bonds fan, I have to say... I watched the game last night and no matter what i will respect Barry Bonds. Drugs or not, he made a career out of hitting home runs (and early in his career being an outfeilder and stealing bases, ect). Anyone that has watched say his last 5 homeruns has to respect him, he has one of the best swings i have seen to date. It is clean and crisp. Once contact is made, there is no doubt that ball is gone.

So did he dope, probably but did he hit homeruns for 22 years and scare hundreds of pitchers yes. He is not only 1st in homeruns but he is very close to 3,000 hits, he is also 1st in walks(shows respect of opposing pitchers), high in RBI, ect.

Like i heard on a interview on sportscenter.... They said, Mcguire and Sosa were "probably" droping when they were cracking those balls out, and Bonds knew he was one of the best players at that time. But his 40-50 homeruns a year were not doing it. He had to "keep up with the jones'", he had to find a edge to keep up and keep his name out there. If it was steriods then yea thats what it took. Steriods were not illegal at the time and there wasnt testing. So officially those homeruns were difently legal and should obviously count.

Everyone will have there opinions and some like myself will except that record but others will put a * by it. But if you put a * by it then you have to put a * next to alot of records. And to me a record is a record. That man played so far 22 years and did wonderful things and it is going to be many years before we see a career likes his. I would just like to see him stick around a few more years and hit the 3,000 hits and put a 800 up on the homerun board. Then in say 10-20 years we can watch that race

And this is coming from a Die Hard Braves fan.
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Baseball needs a "nice guy" hero to cheer for. Thank goodness Tom Glavine won 300 games not long ago. Otherwise its a league full of record setting asterisks.

As a huge fan of baseball, I was disgusted to see that lout break a hallowed record. Even if he took 'roids and was associated with BALCO labs, all he had to be was a decent guy and most people would have been ok with him. The guy is a circus and a shame.

To bad the next cat to possibly break the record is A-Rod, I'm not a huge fan of that spoiled over paid whiner, all "talent" aside.

*sigh* Go Jays...I guess.
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I totally agree with that comment. But if i was in Bonds' postion more then likely i would be a @sshole just to keep the media away. I would like to actually have a life, but i guess that is just one of those things that go along with being a star in todays world.

As for A-Rod.... I see him breaking the record. And i would have to say i would rather have Bonds own the record then A-Rod, but A-Rod does have alot of talent and maybe someday he will grow up and not act so spoiled. But he what.... already in his 30s .

So i guess it is time to sit back and watch and wait, and see what happens in the future.
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I'm amazed people even hint they would put up with Barry Bonds and his "achievement" over Alex Rodriguez. And then to attack the guy. Heh. I always thought he was a better short stop then Jeter, and he'* turning into a hell of a third baseman now too. Oh and yes, there'* that natural swing of his. Ah well.
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Yankee pride aside Morty, he'* not the classiest guy around. And I'd take Jeter in a heartbeat over A-Rod if I was a GM. Baseball needs someone to root for, like it did for McGwire and Sosa in 98 (despite Mark and his "admission" to doping).

There is no love for Barry Bonds, he is a self centred, self-serving oaf.

How bout the jerk from Queens that caught/got the ball?!
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There are a lot of self centered asses in this world. I have absolutely no illusions that A-Rod is a selfless individual. I know that money has gotten to his head and that deep down he'* an insecure guy.

That being said, I've had the opportunity to meet Barry Bonds (And his godfather incidently), as well as Alex Rodriguez. A-Rod was a pretty outgoing warm guy. Not stuck up in the slightest. Shook my hand and was pleasant. Barry Bonds couldn't be bothered with me, nor could Mays who actually muttered something under his breath.

If you ask why I feel the way I do, it stems simply from that. Both are known ********, but one of them is smart enough to care about the people who signs his paychecks.
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I can't stand Bonds' personality, either. But he is a typical celebrity.

As to his record versus the alleged doping (will we ever know?)...I don't blame the man as much as I blame Major League Baseball. If they wanted to root out the cheaters / dopers / corked batters, they would do so. MLB does not, so they do not.

Anyone remember when George Brett'* home run was taken away because he had 2" too much pine tar up the bat handle (1983)? Or when Pete Rose was banned from baseball for placing a few bets (1989)? There was a time when officials and commisioners had cojones, and baseball enforced its rules. Not anymore. Now all pretense that big league sports is about anything other than selling tickets and merchandise is gone.

Growing up, I went to Phillies or Orioles games 8 or 10 times a month. Money started to take over in the early 90'* when everybody (starting with the O'*) had to have a new stadium...ticket prices doubled, tripled, quadrupled, while salaries expanded exponentially. Then the 1994 baseball strike opened my eyes to the fact that the owners were big jerks, too. The obscene 1998 "slug fest" between Mark "HGH" McGuire and Sammy "the Cork" Sosa--which was supposed to "save" baseball--turned me away from baseball almost for good. Since the retirement of Cal Ripken and Tony Gwynn in 2001, I have gone to maybe 1 or 2 games a year (if that), and only if the wife drags me to the ballpark because the Cubs are in town, or I want to go see Albert Pujols (possibly the only all-around good guy left in the game...)
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I'm from Pittsburgh. I remember Bonds being a worthless skinny punk that thought his [email protected]% didn't stink....well, it and he did. If it wasn't for the 'roids, he'd never have anything. I felt so bad for Hank Aaron when I heard it on the news. With crap like this, I'm so glad I lost interest in baseball long ago.
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Originally Posted by Jim W
Baseball needs a "nice guy" hero to cheer for. Thank goodness Tom Glavine won 300 games not long ago. Otherwise its a league full of record setting asterisks.
On a personal level Tom Glavine isn't a great guy. He'* got a rap for being quite an ******* locally, where he grew up a town over.
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