Skip to comments.An open letter in support of Barry Bonds
Posted on 04/08/2006 10:54:31 PM PDT by freedom44
Dear Barry, You've just resumed your chase on history, going after a record some thought would never be touched, and I'm with you every step of the way.
I know you have taken a lot of heat over the years, and with all the recent news about a new book whose goal is to bring you down, it seems like that disdain isn't about to go away.
And I don't know why.
While many people seem to take joy in expressing the amount of distaste they feel for you, I come as a friend, a light in the dark who supports you 100 percent. It's not a popular stand, I know, but I just want you to know you are not alone. You do have supporters.
Unlike those who like to point at your alleged steroid use as a reason not to like you, or respect the numbers you put up, I find all the off-the-field issues to be moot. I don't care if you rub so much steroid cream on your body that your bat slips out of your hands and lands in right field.
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You will be Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth's beeyotch in hell.
Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth did not face pitchers taking Steroids. Barry Bonds did. That makes it about even.
You are a cheater who will have an asterisk* by your name in the record books. No one will value your records and you will never win even though you cheated.
Babe Ruth was a hero during hard times, you are a turd in a punch bowl.
Sports writers like this guy make me sick. Anyone who says that it doesn't matter if Bonds, or anyone else for that matter, is breaking records by taking steriods has no business calling themselves a baseball fan. A baseball fan would not want to see the game's history, beauty, and identity be tarnished by someone doped up on so much steroids that their head is the size of a blimp.
Is Bonds worthy of the record? Absolutely not! And for anyone who thinks he is, I have this question for you: How many more homeruns do you think that Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth would have hit had they been injecting themselves with juice? Bonds isn't fit to carry Aaron's or Ruth's jock. He's nothing but a cheater and a fraud.
The pinhead who typed out that sentence virtually redefines the very concept of sycophancy.
Since when did two wrongs make a right?
Never said they did but the argument being Ruth and Cobb were greater because they didn't do roids isn't just because they never faced pitchers who did roids.
I wish all the pitchers in the NL would agree to walk you every time you came to the plate. I actually wish they would all agree to hit you with a pitch every time, but that would lead to bench clearing brawls which, while cool, do slow up the game and would probably lead to fines and suspensions from that idiot commissioner.
p.s. you stink
Lets set the future now. Barry Bonds*. Everytime you write that name....just include the "*", and go right along. Every news paper....every sports column....every letter. Once you start doing this...you get used to it. And it really sets Barry Bonds* in his place. He earned it. Let him have it.
Not at all.
For that to make sense you have to compare what each player did against his peers. The babe kicked ass, far more then Bonds has over the years.
Even an elementary comparison of their stats as compared to their colleagues would confirm that.
I don't write "he who should not be named"'s name much anyways. Sounds like I hit a nerve*****************.
Excellent idea! Barry Bonds* is a fraud and a cheater. Barry Bonds* is a disgrace to the game.
I can get used to this.
Babe may have kicked ass in his day but the pitchered were horrendous compared to modern day pitchers. Babe could hardly hit 50 now a days.
If steroids were such a huge concern the league should have done something years ago.
They should have initiated testing.
Bonds doesn't have to tell anyone what he took, if he took.
You want to catch roid users, then test, and have rules punishing the guys.
If you want to vilify anyone, then lay it on the Commish.
He slept on the job.
He should be bitch slapped.
" Babe could hardly hit 50 now a days"
Bonds* never hit 50 before the roids
Bud Selig was born without testicles.
Babe Ruth played in the dead ball era. Nobody hit home runs at all until he came along.
Hank Aaron faced teams whose bad pitchers were better than what passes for pitching in the majors today. Expansion has watered down the talent tremendously, but still Bonds had to cheat.
Aaron routinely faced Seaver, Gibson, Koufax, Marichal, Drysdale, Ferguson Jenkins, Steve Carlton, and many guys that were so good they would be superstuds today. Guys like Roy Face, Steve Blass, Ken Holtzman, Jim Maloney, Nelson Briles,and Larry Dierker. Gaylord Perry was rumored to throw a spitter, but the rest of them were just good pitchers.
Aaron says he won't have any part in a Bonds ceremony should he break the home run record. He shouldn't. Bonds is a stinking cheater. He's no role model and one of the snottiest, most self centered people on the planet. The man's arrogance is so bad his name should be Clinton. My father used to have a word for people like Bonds. He's a "puke."
It's a shame too, because his father, Bobby, was a great man and a darned good ballplayer.
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