Bonds gets a bad rep because he's good. acs, basically what you're saying is...it's ok to treat good players like s**t but who cares about the hundreds of others who committed the same act, because they suck. That's ridiculous. They should all be held to the same standard. Bonds isn't any more guilty than anyone else simply because he's BETTER than them. Yet he's being treated as if he is.
No what I'm saying is that no one treats the crappy players like poop because no one cares. And Bonds is the current most historic Player in the game currently who may have created that history by cheating.
Therefore he gets more poop from everyone.
If Bonds had admitted to using a small amount once then the media frenzy would be much smaller I'd assume. However, its assumed by evidence and common sense that Bonds went from tiny man to Giant Super Beast with the consistent and repetitive use of illegal steroids and hgh.
If Herges for example consistently used steroids and hgh for his whole career he would get criticized more heavily but still not nearly as much as Bonds because Bonds is a historic figure.
So what Bonds is getting may not be "fair" on a biblical/moral level is is 100% fair considering what his records mean to the game of baseball and its fans and (moronic) Sports Writers.
Bonds essentially cheated his way to the top while others cheated their way into recognition. And to the media and baseball fans Bonds' actions, although technically equal (on a case by case basis of course), are not equal in the eyes of sports morality.
Now of course who's to say Herges wouldn't have kept using if he was to become the greatest closer of all time. But the fact is that Bonds is the best hitter of all time and the public demands to know if he obtained that title fairly. All evidence points to the fact that he didn't and I'm sorry its such a cruel world for Barry Bonds but thats the fact of it, and fair or not (legally its fair, morally its debatable) thats the way it is.
Also, remember up until now that Bonds was one of few Veteran High Profile players that was linked to the Grand Jury investigation.
Giambi admitted fault (Plus he doesn't hold Bonds' record setting path) and has never been a huge media draw.
Sheffield comes off as a total idiot when he opens his mouth and again doesn't share the history that bonds shares.
I think a big problem with Bonds is that he Opens his mouth and gives the media big well rounded intelligent sounding clips. Bonds is no idiot. He sounds well educated but through his career (college included) he's been a bridge burner.
Add everything Bonds brings to the table and its 100% fair he is being treated the way he is by the media and by the fans. He is treated differently because he is different, the records are different, and the usage is different.