Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Bonds Passes Hallowed Record

Barry Bonds passed one of the biggest records in sports last night. No matter what you think of him he is still a hall of famer and a great player. I am happy he got it last night because I couldn't take all that coverage about the chase and it was inevitable that he was going to pass it. I am not happy he broke the record in the first place, though. Barry is suspected of taking steroids, although he never tested positive, he grew a lot bigger and hit most of his home runs when he was over 35. In his third at -bat last night he slammed one over the wall in right-center at ATT Park.
Barry was an all-time great before he blew up in size. A lot of people who think he took steroids, say he heard that Sosa and Maguire took steroids in their single-season homer run race and he thought he should try it. Then just years later, Bonds hit 73 homers in a season to pass the all-time record. He had 7 MVPs and 4 in a row. He won 8 gold gloves in leftfield. He always blew off the media, but even so, Giants fans love him.
Now to the steroid allegations, Bonds was tried before a grand jury for the Balco steroid case. His trainer is in jail for having steroids. The steroids he might have taken probly were undetectable. If he took them, he might have started before they outlawed steroids. Also it is suspected that a lot of pitchers took steroids and that might have made it a fair game in Bond's heyday
The record will always be tainted in the fan's mind. You saw MLB's reaction to Bonds breaking record, when Bud Selig looked as if he lost his best friend when Bonds hit his 755th home run. The steroid era is Major League Baseball's fault because they embraced Mark Maguire and Sammy Sosa when they were in that home run race and that's what made players think taking steroids was O.K.. The steroid era is is a major black spot on Major League Baseball and Barry Bonds is the king of it because even if he didn't take steroids, he broke the greatest record in Major League Baseball in that era.

1 comment:

  1. First, thank you for the invite to your blog. I wish you well. Please feel free to visit "Fair Game" in the future.

    Bud Selig displayed zero class in his decision not to attend last evenings game. While Hank Aaron made a video, I thought he too took the punks way out as well. He has been someone that I admired and respected throughout the years. If anything is tainted, it is my impression of him.

    To Barry Bonds, I say "fuckin' ahh." Job well done. What the detractors must come to grips with is the fact that keeping indivduals out of Cooperstown (Pete Rose, potentially Barry Bonds and the like) doesn't make their accomplishments or contribution to the game any less real.