Monday, May 15, 2006

The Bonds Debacle

Barry Bonds Shouldn't Be Allowed to Break Babe Ruth's Total - John Gibson
"Barry Bonds is heading to the plate Tuesday night to try to hit the homerun that would tie Babe Ruth's total. And if he is fortunate to hit two — which would break Ruth's total — it will make Bonds the No. 2 all-time homerun hitter.

Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig should be waiting for him at home plate to send him back to the dugout, back to the clubhouse, back home and not let him near a major league ballpark until the issue is settled once and for all whether Bonds arrived at this historic moment on the strength of arms and legs juiced up with illegal steroids.

I think it is obvious he did. I can't think of any serious person who doubts it. The book 'Game of Shadows' by two San Francisco Chronicle reporters is evidence enough for me. The reporters demonstrate with clarity and authority that Bonds got to where he is on illegal drugs.

He should not be allowed to break a hallowed baseball record by cheating."

In an era where steroids were not illegal, and any other player on the field could have used them, why in tarnation should he not recieve what he has earned? Babe Ruth played in his era, Barry Bonds is playing in his era.
Here's a question. Is the pitiching easier or harder then it used to be?
Are the parks the same size as they used to be?
Is the game the same it used to be?

Despite the pitching being harder, the ball parks being bigger, and the game over analysed to any detail, Barry Bonds is still hitting the home runs in this league. If he breaks the record, he has earned it.
He has already earned his way in to the Hall of Fame with his fielding and base stealing, and his slugging is just as impressive. Don't try to deny the acheivements of a great player.

Cross posted at Sporting News Daily.

5 comments:

DAWEED said...

DUDE THE PARKS ARE THE SAME SIZE
sry about the caps but that is the worst excuse ever!!
plus with Babe ruth hitting that many home runs without steroids and nobody had steroids then that means he did it the natural way.

barry bonds did it the geneticaly alterd way.
Now the fact that he used steroids is not wrong because it wasnot illeagal when he used them so I am not saying that he should not be given the troph but everybody will always remember that the record was set while using steroids.

Carey said...

I'm so ignorant when it comes to sports -- except the occasional dodgeball as Robert knows -- so I really don't have any business commenting on this post.

I must agree that is Bonds was using steroids he shouldn't be placed in the hall of fame. Cheating is cheating. But then of course we live in an age of relativism...

Carey said...

*that if Bonds was using steroids

It's late. I had a 13-hour work day.

Palm boy said...

Cheating is cheating. In a few years, steroids may become illegal in baseball. When Bonds 'used' steroids, it was not illegal in the rules of the game, and he was not cheating.

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