Friday, March 10, 2006

Barry Bonds

A new book (Game of Shadows by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams) alleges that former Pittsburgh Pirate Barry Bonds cheated by using massive amounts of steroids and other performance enhancers over a five year period. This cheating, at least in part, enabled Bonds, one of the most unsavory celebrities in history, to break the single season home run record. It looks as if this season he will eclipse both Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron, two of sports' greatest figures, on the all-time home run list.

What a horrible time to be a baseball fan. I'm really not a big baseball guy, but I do appreciate baseball for its history and undoubtedly would follow the Pirates if they had a season worth following.

But Barry Bonds seems to represent all that is bad about sports. Baseball aficionados should hang their heads in shame over what will transpire this season, as Bonds gets his name on the list with revered icons Ruth and Aaron.

For a good review of the situation, I suggest you read here.

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