beltrans_boy wrote:Let's just pray that Bonds doesn't break Aaron's record. I don't want to explain to my kids that a cheater holds the most hallowed and sacred record in all sports.
Don't get me wrong, Barry is a great player. Probably the most talented hitter in the history of the game. But come on people, does that justify cheating? No. He would have been a hall of fame player with or without steroids. He didn't (and still doesn't) need them to perform at a superior level. That's why I have a problem with it. He is one of the most naturally gifted athletes the world has ever seen, but he still saw a need to cheat. Why?
(Yes, it's all circumstantial evidence, but come on people, anybody with half a brain can see that Bonds has taken steroids in his career. And if you don't see it, I've got a white Ford Bronco I'd like to sell you...)
You said the reason why we shouldn't blindly believe it in your post: It's all circumstancial.
I believe wrveres explains it best, so if he wants to I'll let him do it.
Then don't believe it. All I know is that Albert Pujols' name is being thrown around here by Bonds supporters. I don't remember Albert's name being linked to an illegal steroid lab (BALCO) or a trainer facing a federal indictment (Victor Conti). I don't remember Albert Pujols being sold out by his former trainer (Greg Anderson). Did Gary Sheffield say that he saw Albert Pujols taking steroids? I don't think he did.
The trail of evidence that Bonds has taken (at one time or another) illegal suppliments is way too long to ignore. Are there players other than Bonds that are on steroids? Of course. Is Bonds still on steroids? I have no idea. Has Barry Bonds taken steroids in his career at one point? I'm sure of it. Ignoring his grotesque physical appearance, there is so much evidence that is surrounding his implication, it is simply possible to ignore.
Your name doesn't get linked to BALCO, Conti, Sheffield and Anderson unless you've done something wrong. It's not a coincidence that Barry Bonds is mentioned in every steroid report and similar players like Albert Pujols and Manny Ramirez are not.
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