Barry Bonds Closing In On Hammering Hanks Record - My Opinion

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    Old Hank Aaron did it minus steroids, Babe Ruth did it minus steroids.

    In fact old B.R. did it while carousing, smoking, drinking, having a pretty good porch hanging over his belt, too. The guy was a walking time bomb of arterial plaque, yet with all that he was barely beat in total H.R.'s.
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    Hank Aaron, an unassuming man, did it gradually, quietly, but did it without, life extending drugs. Seems like mostly clean living, and great genetics.

    Bonds on the other hand, in recent years has physically continued his prowess beyond his years. It's common knowledge the Barry B.'s head size, physically has grown to steroid proportions, he's been past normal retirement age, but steroids has moved him ever closer to breaking Hank Aaron's H.R. record.

    When it comes, I can't look at bond's record without seeing an invisible asterick "*" by the record.

    I also think that the commissioner of baseball is a weenie for not confronting bonds. The Comish........claims that pro baseball is the most stringent, and regulated pro sport in the country in respect ot drug monitoring................What a load of or sack of........you know what!

    We need a Comish of baseball, that will take a hard stand as was done with Pete rose, Shoeless Joe Jackson.....etc.

    By the way, "Field of Dreams" put backwoods hick, Shoeless Joe Jackson and his other Black Sox buddies in this dreamy light of innocence, yet if one read the book (Black Sox) or details of the infamous White Sox that had the World series in the bag, I can't possibly see this Hollywood saga (Field of Dreams) as anything but an attempt at syrupy, tearing-eyed clemency towards men who, though underpaid, would have ruined the respect, and aura of pro baseball if not punished/disciplined for manipulating one of America's greatest past times.
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    Barry Bonds - All Time Home Run Leader*
     
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    This is my opinion of Barry Bonds: *
     
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    my opinion of barry bonds, where is the picture of a syringe ?

    Why should we let anyone who did steroids into the hall of fame?

     
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    Because the MLB front office are cowards.
     
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    The record should be officially recognized by MLB unless they can PROVE Barry cheated. Whether or not the fans want to acknowledge the record, that should be left up to them. Those types of debates are what make baseball, baseball.
     
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    1 to go and he is at bat.....
     
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    Unless heavy boozing nightly and lots of cigars.......enhances one's athletic prowess for extended years of high-output athleticism on a Pro level, I'd say, the "Babe" was some athlete.
     
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    The guy has had the federal government and every investigative journalist on the planet gunning for his ass for years. Result: Nothing. Oh wait, he accidentally took some of "The Clear." Asterisk! :rolleyes: The guy's hand/eye coordination is amazing. The only swing I've ever seen that might be better than his is Pujols. Barry's a hitting machine, and I hope he can tie and break the record in San Frenchsicko.

    And let's pretend that he was found to have used steroids - guess what, I wouldn't care! Athletes these days have many things at their disposal that Hank and Babe didn't - creatine, protein shakes, plyometrics, vitamins, etc, etc. Yes, I'm using the logically fallible slippery slope argument, but how long before the liberal sports media goons are calling for a guy to have an asterisk by his name because he used some Xyience NOX-CG3?
     
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    Anyone take into consideration that steroids were allowed, to bring excitement back to a sport that was falling off the map after the strike year in '94?

    That's when most players were still skinny, with the exception of some guys that were just naturally big-framed.

    95, they add the wild-card, restructure the leagues, and bring in expansion teams. That's when HR totals started to sky-rocket, and guys started getting bigger. By 98, we got McGuire and Sosa BOTH beating the single season HR record, and looking twice as big as they did only 5 or more years before. You guys know what I'm talking about.

    You think that somehow these guys all just managed to slip by? I know the steroid policy wasn't as tough, but let's face it, it's STILL not, and guys are still juicing. Bonds hasn't lost a pound. You don't stop taking steroids and NOT shrink at least a LITTLE. I know because i've taken them, and i know many people who have.

    Steroids were the best thing to happen to the sport of baseball, because what was a dieing league became more exciting than ever, almost overnight.

    I personally love the game of baseball...I don't necessarily condone the players taking steroids, but it was still the best thing that happened to baseball, and it created incredible profits for the league and the team owners. And cash is king.
     
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    For those that aren't aware. Bonds just hit 756 tonight and is now the Home Run leader of American Professional Baseball.

    Any odds on what that ball will go for on the auction block by the fortunate holder of it?
     

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