Tuesday, March 07, 2006

The Barry, the Shame

If there’s a harder guy to like in baseball today than long-ball machine Barry Bonds, well, I can’t think of him right now. The Barry’s contempt for the National Pastime’s fans and history is palpable in his every appearance on television. Now a new book is about to be released on Bonds, "Game of Shadows," that should convince a few more stubborn Giants fans to see him my way.

This AP story tells more:

“...Authors Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams, who led the newspaper's coverage of the BALCO scandal, recount in remarkable detail the specifics of Bonds' drug regimen, which they write started in 1998 with injections of Winstrol, a powerful steroid also linked to Rafael Palmeiro. According to the book, Bonds was using two undetectable designer steroids, informally known as the cream and the clear, plus insulin, human growth hormone and other performance enhancers by 2001, when he hit 73 home runs for the Giants to break Mark McGwire's single-season record of 70 set in 1998.

“The seven-time NL MVP enters this season with 708 homers, seven shy of passing Babe Ruth and 48 from breaking Hank Aaron's career mark.”

Babe Ruth remained silent on the Bonds-on-steroids topic. Better not ask crusty old Hank Aaron, he might tell you what he thinks.

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