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blankman wrote:Arlo wrote:And as for Bonds' interview: Yes, it's good to see one of today's stars sticking up for the Negro Leagues and its players, who indeed don't receive the attention and the respect they deserve. But I do think it's strange, and a bit unfortunate, to use Ruth as a reference when the Babe himself was often the target of racist slurs...
I'd have to agree. I think its nice for him to do things for the Negro Leagues, but I think he stepped too far with his comments.
Its not like all the players were extraordinarily fat at that point in the game. if he had been better he would have been more dedicated and would have gotten in shape.
timkell wrote:There's a common misperception that the Babe was fat throughout his career because that's the only image we ever see of him. He was really only like that in his later years.
Nomar4prez wrote:it just makes me see his 600+ hr's as not as good as others. This also all depends on if he did cork his bat.
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