I'm gonna add a little flava to this topic. Baseball, more than any other sport, is about numbers. It is also about what have you done for me lately?? I think that those who believe that McGwire gets a passwhile Bonds doesn't are right. To me, part of that is because McGwire is much more well liked and part of it is because his record only stood for 3 years. I believe that if McGwire's record still stood, he would be getting more heat. I also think that part of it is because McGwire has admitted to taking something (andro). Barry hasn't so everyone uses their imagination. Taking personality out of it, we need to keep something in mind when discussing the scrutiny that Bonds faces when comparing him to others. IMHO, Babe Ruth is the greatest player of all-time. Few, if any, players are in his neighborhood. Bonds has shot past a lot of people and is not only in his neighborhood, he's getting ready to move next door. Before this BALCO issue came out, I bet that if someone like Griffey hit 74 HR in a season, Barry would get a lot less heat.