March 08, 2006

Bashing Barry Bonds Brings Boffo Book Sales

I'm admittedly biased because I'm a Giants fan and a Barry Bonds fan, but this latest rash of headlines about Bonds starting to use "a vast array" of performance enhancing drugs in 1998 is bullshit.

The book was written by two newspaper reporters who covered the BALCO steroid scandal. Their sources? Nothing new, just the same trial transcripts, interviews and other documents that Major League Baseball, Congress and law enforcement authorities have had all along. And, you know, Bonds is soooo busted by what's there.


This is a rehash of old information, hyped to boost book sales. Does Barry Bonds have a history of cheating? I have no idea, but I do know that up to this point, despite numerous investigations and allegations, no one has been able to prove a thing.

Two "reporters" trash someone's name in order to make a buck. What a surprise.

Posted by Ted at March 8, 2006 05:15 AM
Category: Square Pegs

Bashing Barry Bonds Brings Boffo Book Buying

Posted by: Stephen Macklin at March 8, 2006 07:36 AM

Yeah, ruin my asymmetrical title will you? ;)

Posted by: Ted at March 8, 2006 05:25 PM

You are kidding, right? Look at any photo of pre-1998 Bonds and one from 2000-2003. It's not the same player.

Posted by: j. dylan at March 8, 2006 05:28 PM

Like I said, nobody knows for sure. But instead of cherry picking photos 3-5 years apart, try this. Look at a spring training photo from every year of his career. He went from a skinny kid to a muscular man, and it wasn't over a brief period of time either. Bonds works hard with weights all year round, and he's had a personal trainer for years. Does that mean he didn't take steroids? No. But it means that there is another possibility. He might be telling the truth.

Posted by: Ted at March 8, 2006 05:56 PM
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