Barry Bonds – No, I’m not a hater

First off, I am not a huge fan of Barry Bonds.  I can’t respect the fact that he felt the need to resort to alternative methods to enhance his game.  As a ball player, it was his responsibility to maintain a high level of professionalism and honesty.  His choice has only served to tarnish the beloved national past time.

On the other hand, I find it irritating that congress is targeting major league players over steriod and drug usage.  Why don’t they focus on more important matters, like ending this illegal war on terror, or better yet, the war on drugs?  I feel it is up to Major League Baseball, as a private corporation, to deal with their own dirt.  Instead, congress felt the need to assemble this circus of events and harass private citizens.

Please, do not misunderstand me.  I am not defending the actions of Barry Bonds, but instead, I am pointing out the major issue of the entire investigation.  I’ll leave it at that for now.

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4 Responses to “Barry Bonds – No, I’m not a hater”

  1. Eric Palmieri Says:

    The sad thing about Barry, is that prior to the 1999 season (when allegedly, his steroid use began), he already had the numbers to get into the hall of fame on the first ballot and would have been regarded as one of the ten greatest ballplayers of all time.

    It’s the story of a man who flew too close to the sun.

    -Eric Palmieri

    http://www.ericpalmieri.com

  2. metaljaybird Says:

    Good point, Eric. I guess he got a bit greedy with power and fame. He may face a long time alone to think about this.

  3. Eric Palmieri Says:

    Very true. I think it’s likely that he will get a couple years if convicted. If they don’t ban Barry from baseball for this, they better let Pete Rose back in. Do you agree?

    -Eric Palmieri

  4. metaljaybird Says:

    Definitely. From what I read, Pete Rose was the ultimate team player with a tough attitude, the consummate dirt dog, if you will.

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