Pitchers. Hitters. No player should be kept out of the Hall of Fame for "cheating." If Baseball wants to "get tough" with cheaters, then they need to consistently enforce some rational prohibitions on all forms of cheating at the game, team and season level. Fines and suspensions need to be worked out. Let the penalties for the consequences of cheating be stated, in advance, and be proportional to the "crime". And for the love of God, let Baseball enforce them!
You don't start this process by placing cheaters on the ineligible list. That's where you end it.
BronXBombers51 wrote:That Morgan thing is one of the funniest things I've ever seen.
"I was taking the field drunk every day! That’s why I was walking so much"
Poll - Did Joe Morgan actually write the article?
1 vote for probably
I'm being completely honest here:
I started reading the article on your post. I didn't click the link or read your comments afterwards. I really thought I was reading something he wrote and spit soda all over my computer screen. I really thought he had written it. Whoever wrote it did a terrific job.
lmao, it is a great Morgan impersonation...hey using some humor might not be a bad idea to get the "stop hating" message across. Only the article went in to detail on ampethamines effects on the body and had Morgan just brush over them
seriously though, I think many of the bonds haters reading that would end up believing amphetamines are like coffee, not very bad for you
This is the fluid from Barry Bonds’ knee. Since Barry’s spending so much time in rehab, and spending all his non-rehab time with his wife and kids (and his lawyers, who’ve been a great help), he hasn’t gotten a chance to give me access to his website log. Thankfully, the BBTN folks were kind enough to let me use their website log to talk to you, especially now that all these reporters are talking about me.
I just wanted to let you know that Barry is working as hard as he can to get back to the field to help San Francisco make another run at a World Series title. He’s been very careful in heeding his doctor’s advice. As a matter of fact, doctors told Barry that a good way to speed up his recovery time would be to vent his frustrations in public. Pent up anger tends to hinder the healing process, which is why Barry’s been very vocal about his mistreatment by the press.
It’s a double-edged sword, too, because Barry loves chatting with reporters. I’ve heard him talk lots of times about the good times he’s had reclining in his Barcalounger, massaging his sore joints with flaxseed oil while fielding questions about steroid use, and BALCO, and his trainers, and the fact that he’s the most maligned and misunderstood hitter in baseball since Ted Williams. It puts a smile on his face, and a hop in his step.
Anyway, Barry’s teammates have been very supportive in his rehab efforts, and this includes former teammates, too. Just last week, Jeff Kent drove by Barry’s place to drop off some bags of manure; unfortunately, they were on fire at the time, so one of Barry’s fans had to stomp them out. Still, the thought was nice - thanks, Jeff! He’s also gotten lots of mail and calls from Armando Rios. Here’s a sample of the words of encouragement from Armando: “F-ck you Barry! You & Greg said this sh-t would make me a superstar! I can’t even wipe my own ass without getting a muscle strain now! You f-cking bastard! I hope your leg falls off, you f-cking bastard!” Thanks, AR! For the record, Barry would like to stress that he has no idea what Armando is talking about, and all inquiries regarding this matter should be directed towards either Barry’s lawyer or Ozzie Canseco.
Also, before I forget, Barry wanted to thank Moises Alou for his gift basket. Unfortunately, Barry’s doctors feel that using the Alou Family Urea Balm to expedite the healing process might not be the way to go, but thanks anyway! The FTD bouquet was really nice, too! Extra special thanks to Dusty Baker for his shipment of holy water and the TURN OR BURN t-shirts - the neighborhood dogs really liked the water, and there are hundreds of homeless kids that are thankful for Dusty’s generosity. Good luck with your pitching staff, DB, and watch out for any cows!
Anyway, that’s all the time I have for you right now. Again, Barry appreciates all the letters and gifts and death threats - keep them coming!
Someone please tell me why Dusty's t-shirts are funny and why he should watchout for cows.
Lofunzo wrote:As for removing all of the cheaters from the record book by a statement above, you know what?? Do it. I really would have no problem with that.
Who are the cheaters? Can you pinpoint them?
No. Nobody can. That's the problem. You don't know who cheated and who didn't. For all we know, Derek Jeter was on steroids every year he led the Yankees to a World Series championship.
And that brings me to my next point...what do you do with team records? What about the Yankees beating the Red Sox in the 2003 ALCS? Giambi (steroid user) hit 2 homeruns in the deciding game. Boston would have been in the World Series if not for that.
How about Bonds in 2002? His team went to the World Series that year. Is it fair to the other teams in the playoffs that the Giants beat? The Giants had an unfair advantage by having Bonds on their roster. That's not fair, is it?
You see my point? There is no way to fairly eliminate records. You can't judge who has abused drugs and who hasn't. You can't change the past. You can only move forward, which is what baseball should do.
No. I don't see your point. If Bonds is found guilty, burn him. Anyone else, burn them, too. I don't care.
I still don't see how this has to do with perjury but whatever.
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