TLG From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 394 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2171 times:
I do not support his alleged steroid use, but it's still a great milestone. No matter how doped a player is, hitting a home run off a Major League pitcher is no easy feat! Several years ago USA Today had a series on the 10 most difficult things to do in the sports field, and hitting a pitch from a Major League pitcher took the top spot!
Innocent 'til proven guilty, of course, but this guy's done nothing to clean his image about the juice, which is integral to the record he pursues. And even if there's no plainly visible evidence, he's done in the court of public opinion.
Airwave From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1117 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2045 times:
It's times like these when I'm glad I'm a Phillies fan--the most loserly team in all of professional sports. Hooray for 10k!
See, we don't have to get wrapped up in when "real" or "good" baseball ended--it never really even [b]began[/i] for us! We don't get wrapped up in positive records (like most career home runs...or even, say, drug test results ) when we can bet on how many call ups from the farm teams we'll need because of however many injuries we sustain.
Yes, the life of the Phillies fan is a bleak one, but hey! at least we won't have to worry about any nasty asterisks floating around us any time soon, right? Put that one in the Win column--nobody'll notice...
When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all.
Lnglive1011yyz From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 1627 posts, RR: 14
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2018 times:
Quoting TLG (Reply 8): do not support his alleged steroid use, but it's still a great milestone. No matter how doped a player is, hitting a home
(my 'rhetorical question' below is not directed at you, but at anyone who thinks this record is worth anything)
So if I'm a golfer, and they suddenly came up with a pill that would allow me to nail more hole-in-ones than the average person could, should I end up in 'the record books' for having hit sunk the most hole-in-ones??
The thing about this record is that it's actually making Hank Aaron's effort look like a sham (even though it's truly a remarkable accomplishment on his behalf), and the fact that in every major history book, there will be an asterisk beside Bonds' name indicating the alleged use of steroids.
The thing is -- it's truly sad.. when you have children who look up to this man as a positive influence, when really all he MAY have proven is that the more certain chemicals you take, the more fake your accomplishment can be.
AsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2012 times:
Quoting Lnglive1011yyz (Reply 21): there will be an asterisk beside Bonds' name indicating the alleged use of steroids.
Boy, oh boy! Now THAT'S something to be proud of. A baseball player stupid enough to allow himself to become the subject of doubt. That's too bad. And to think. The poor bastard could have probably done it just by drinking two cups of coffee every morning.
What a stupid idiot Mr Bonds is. As long as there's doubt, he doesn't deserve a damned thing. Not even an asterisk.
AA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 55
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2002 times:
Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 1): Well, considering he took a few hundred gallons of steroids, and took him longer than the current record holder . . .
Coming from law enforcement...Wow....Innocent till proven guilty..No?
You know what? Bonds is too smart no one will ever know if he took anything. We can say this and that, but we will never get solid proof of it.
Now I'm sure all of the steroid experts (total sarcasm) will come after me, but I say he is the man. If he is proven guilty IN COURT I will lose tremendous respect for him; but until that point...Go Barry!