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Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Boo Barry Bonds

I have very little respect for Barry Bonds as a person. As a player, he's pretty good, but as a person, not impressed.

First off, there's the steroids thing. In an interview during last season, Barry somehow tried to convince the media that steroids wouldn't help someone hit home runs. Uhhh....what? I must be mistaken. Aren't home runs the things that go over the fence? There seem to be two components to being able to hit home runs. Strength and coordination. Coordination, fine steroids don't matter. But strength? Isn't that the point of taking steroids?

And is it just me, or did Barry Bonds weigh in around 115 pounds when he first entered the MLB? He's boarding on a little tubby these days. Strong and tubby, if such a thing exists.

The biggest reason was his pathetic attempt to gain sympathy from the media/public when he blew up during spring training. Saying things like, "You won", and "You beat me, I hope you're happy" he tried to really seem beaten down. Come on, wake up. He purposely brought his sad looking kids into the interview to sit next to him and made sure his crutches were in plain view. He's not an idiot, he's just good at using the media (which he supposedly hates) to his advantage. I laughed when I saw it. Nice try Barry, but a little too obvious.


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