Barry Bonds has pulled out of the World Baseball Classic, saying he didn't want to risk an injury.
Yeah, right. It seems more likely that he doesn't want to deal with Olympic-style drug testing. What better way for Bonds to remain healthy than to get his at-bats as a designated hitter in the WBC? He'll probably spend a lot of time hitting in minor league games now. Bonds' departure is quite a blow for the U.S. team's chances, though it would help the outfield defense quite a bit if Ken Griffey Jr. now becomes the primary DH. That could leave the team with Johnny Damon or Vernon Wells in center field.
I think the whole drug testing thing could be true, but i have not seen any recent pictures of him to see if his weight has changed drastically or anything. Too bad he dropped out though, I would have liked to watch him play in the tourney.
The Mets [b]will[/b] win the World Series this year.