This is totally serious, taken from Barry Bonds' journal on his own official website. I know lots of you guys are Bonds lovers, just stop reading, I'm not trying to get under your skin. The rest of us will think this is a hoot. Check out the link at:
http://barrybonds.mlb.com/players/bonds ... atest.html
The quote is here:
My family has been incredibly supportive of me because playing baseball is what I've always wanted to do. But there has to come a time when I take some of this (muscular) weight off and forget what other people think or want me to do.
If I want to live until I'm 80 years old, I'm going to have to become a leaner-type, cardio-type individual who keeps his heart rate up. I'm not going to fight that losing battle against my weight when I'm retired and my metabolism slows down.
My family cares about me being healthy. They want me to be healthy when I'm 50, 70 years old. They want me to think about the long term. They make a valid point. I'm going to be 41 this year. They ask me: "Are you going to keep beating yourself up?"
Methinks Barry might be about 160 pounds when he returns from his injury... more, um, cardio-sensitive... or something....