mweir145 wrote: knapplc wrote:
mweir145 wrote:It would have to happen eventually (despite his steroid/HGH use preserving him), but there were no signs that his offensive production was going to fall off a cliff. He was one of the best hitters in the league in his final season.
Although...at least they didn't blackball him before he broke the record. That would have been especially disappointing to me.
Right. I'm sure he would have stepped in as one of, if not the best, DHs in baseball. So yeah, there was some blackballing going on. We're on the same page there.
But we're not on the same page about being disappointed by it? I'm disappointed.
Eeeehhhhhhhh....... I don't know. As a fan of baseball yeah, I'm a little disappointed. Divorcing myself from my dislike of his public persona, it's hard to argue against the beauty of his swing, the majesty of those pitches being driven out of the park. I loved watching Favre play for the Packers, even when he beat my Bears, because like Bonds he's truly great. I think there's a part of every sports fan that never wants to see Chamberlain, or Jordan, or Marino, or Farve, or Bonds, or McGwire retire. Because whatever they ingested, however unpalatable their demeanor, as a pure fan of the sport it's hard to say, "I don't want to watch the best player play."
Ignoring the PED stuff from probably every one of the guys I just listed, they're all great players, and they've all given us magic moments. It's not fun to watch that end.