Barry Bonds jacked home run number 745 last night. He is approaching his destiny of solidifying himself as the preeminent baseball player of ALL TIME.
Pitcher (and whiner) Curt Schilling has gone on the record for saying that Bonds doesn't "deserve" to break the home run record of Hank Aaron. Schilling says, "I mean, there's no gray area. He admitted to cheating on his wife, cheating on his taxes, and cheating on the game, so I think the reaction around the league, the game, being what it is, in the case of what people think. Hank Aaron not being there. The commissioner [Bud Selig] trying to figure out where to be. It's sad."
plez sez: around this time last year, plezWorld opined that Barry Bonds didn't have enough juice in his legs to carry him to Aaron's record... boy, was i wrong! not only does it look like he's going to break the record, now i don't see him stopping until he reaches 775 or more! i'll definitely revisit this after he rounds the bases for number 756.
Curt Schilling has been drinking that Haterade! Barry Bonds never admitted to cheating on his wife, never admitted to cheating on his taxes, and never admitted to using steroids... this whole "holier-than-thou" reaction from MLB and the media is sickening! it makes me ill. by his mere presence and athletic excellence, Barry Bonds has done more for the game of baseball than ANYONE who's ever strapped on a set of cleats (save Hank Aaron, who had to weather death threats on his way to breaking Babe Ruth's record, and Jackie Robinson, who had to weather death threats while just going to play everyday).
if he took any performance enhancing drugs during his years in San Francisco, he is no different than any other ballplayer over the past 30 years who did the same to get out there and play 160 games per season. some took steroids, some took cortisone shots,some took HGH, some took aspirin, some took greenies, some took amphetamines... but everyone takes something! if you are going to pick and choose which "drugs" are good performance enhancers and which ones are bad performance enhancers, then you are doing a grave injustice to the game. i don't see anyone advocating the ban of all performance enhancing drugs. and to top it all off, there is NO CREDIBLE EVIDENCE that Barry Bonds took any performance enhancing drugs, because you (and i) know that his ass would've been publicly drummed outta major league baseball if they had even a shred of evidence. he is a pariah to the media, but NO ONE can dispute his baseball abilities.
i'm not even going to go into the racial ramifications of this Barry Bonds witch hunt! i am a bit surprised that Hank Aaron is letting himself become part of the conspiracy by the lily-white media to lambast and ostracize Bonds. after all the shit he had to go through while breaking Ruth's record, Aaron, of all people, should see this assault on Bonds for what it is!
lastly, Bonds sure as HELL ain't on anything now (i bet they take a sample every time he takes a piss)... and he's still on pace to own the home run record this season. STOP THE HATE... relax and enjoy being able to witness the greatest baseball player in the history of the game!