mweir145 wrote:AquaMan2342 wrote:What makes them (examples) any different than Bonds?
There are a lot of reasons...but it all really boils down to media-driven hate, and the fact that Bonds is one of the greatest players to ever play this game. I'm always amazed at how many steroid users there are in baseball who have either admitted it (Giambi, Pettitte types) or have gotten caught (Glaus, Matthews Jr. types) that get absolutely no attention for it. You see a couple of these guys in every series, and yet nobody boos them, or even acknowledges that they are any different than anybody else. Despite this, fans were throwing things like syringes at Bonds last year while booing him at every chance they got. It seems to me that the majority of people really only care if the best players are using steroids, and that's about it.
I don't recall Giambi admitting....unless we're talking about that mysterious press conference where he just kinda said sorry for nothing specific.
I agree about the best players thing, but as a Tigers fan that's what gets me so much about the Sheffield/Bonds comparison. A friend of mine who has season tickets claims that if Bonds signs, he will stop going to games and blah blah blah. He also claims (take it for what its worth) that a lot of other season ticket holders feel the same way. Are you kidding me? How asinine is that? Relatively speaking they aren't that much different. I just can't believe that any season ticket holder (or casual fan, for that matter) is so naive as to look at these players in completely different lights. It just screams hypocrisy, and it's the aspect of the Bonds situation that pisses me off the most.