TheYanks04 wrote:I see the BASH member are up to their usual spin-meister and obfuscation nonsense.
You just hit the nail on the head. Nonsense. The thing I love best is that the Bonds supporters cant keep the topic on Bonds. They wont admit he did anything wrong but everyone else who has ever picked up a baseball is a cheater. This is truely amazing that people can try to justify something this way.
If you're going to tell me to check my facts, then make damn sure you've checked yours. I've never said Bonds is innocent. I've never said he did nothing wrong. I don't condone steroid use. I don't condone lying in court. I don't condone much of what Bonds has done. But my whole gripe with this asinine situation is with these hypocrites who act as if Bonds is satan and will be the end of humanity.
He used steroids. So did countless numbers of others. The people he is passing in the record books did everything they could to gain an edge. Ruth used illegal bats. Aaron and Mays took greenies. I'm sure if steroids were available back then, they would have been taken by a large amount of players too. Hell, Mike Schmidt admitted he probably would have used if he played in the steroid era.
Bonds is a target. Why? I'm not really sure. It could be because he was never Mr. Sunshine to begin with. It could be because of the whole race thing. It could be because he's about to break one of the biggest records in sports. I don't really know what makes people hate him that much, and not hate guys like McGwire, Sheffield, Palmeiro and Giambi just as much. It's hypocricy, and THAT
is my beef with you guys.
BTW, here's an earlier post of mine from this thread, that said basically what I wrote above. I never said Bonds was innocent.
I'm not saying Bonds did the right thing. I'm not defending his steroid use. I'm defending him from all the crap he gets for having done it. The very people he is chasing in the record books have been alleged cheaters. People still want to put an asterisk on his numbers though. They want him kicked out of baseball for doing something that countless numbers of Major Leaguers did.
That's why I have the 25 in my sig. I don't condone steroid use. I just don't see the big gripe everyone has with Bonds and Bonds alone. It's hypocricy. If you're going to cry foul over Barry Bonds, then have the stones to cry foul about guys like Mark McGwire, Gary Sheffield, Rafael Palmeiro, Sammy Sosa, Jason Giambi, Jose Canseco and the countless other who have allegedly been involved with performance enhancing drugs. Better yet, have the stones to take it a step further and admit that our "heroes" of Mays, Aaron, Ruth, etc. may not have been as squeaky clean as we'd all like to think.