NolascoForGod wrote:There is still no proof Bonds used steroids his entire career so you can't judge him...plus you don't know if hank aaron cheated or not so shut up
Touchy, are we?
No reasonable person thinks he's used since his rookie year. And he is/was one of the greatest of all time during his run in the 90s, no doubt.
But, there is a lot of smoke starting in the late 90s, enough to have a majority of people believe he did. His use doesn't taint his accomplishments upto the lat 90s, but does taint, in many people's opinions his accomplishments since then - including potentially the HR record.
I will be curious whether teams will pitch to Bonds next year, though, as he gets closer - especially if we're dealing with players/managers who would hate the thought of Bonds holding the record.
And it is funny to me that ARod may be considered a hero of sorts if Bonds takes the record and ARod continues his pace. To think people might start cheering for ARod simply to make the record more "legitimate" when he is lambasted right now.