I am somewhat annoyed when people immediately dismiss Bonds' record, just because of his connections with performance enhancing drugs. People are so quick to jump on him that they forget how unbelievably hard it is to accomplish what he did. Hitting that many homers that many seasons in a row is a testament to his ability and it is what makes him one of the greatest players to ever play this game. And when people talk about the eras being different, I agree. When Ruth was playing, there were no black players. When Aaron played, he admitted to using greenies. So I guess there's always been that element of an "unfair playing field."
But that being said, there is no way you can honestly say that Bonds didn't use performance enhancing drugs. There's so much evidence it's ridiculous, not to mention the fact that he ADMITTED that he used the cream and the clear! WHO CARES if he didn't know what he was doing, in track or cycling or the Olympics, if you are using something, they don't give a crap if you knew what you were doing. Plus his chemist told HBO that he didn't think there was any possible way he wouldn't have known what he was doing. Not to mention the fact that a man's hat and shoe size doesn't grow after the age of 30. Complain all you want about that's just speculation but seriously, stop to think about it for a second. You don't go through puberty twice.
Again, Bonds' accomplishment is certainly a feat. He's just a product of the Steroid Era. MLB and Selig (who else thinks it's funny to see Bud squirm on TV especially when we all know this is his fault) were absolutely pathetic throughout this whole deal, their testing is a joke... Bonds' got the help of performance enhancing drugs, but he's not the only one who did in his era and he shouldn't be singled out.
"Oh, that Lankford and McGee, the trio of 'em. They're a one-man wrecking crew."