djacks wrote:I've heard and read many baseball "experts" lately that have said the next few years will tell us the truth as to whether or not Bonds and others are/were on steriods...if their HR numbers drop, they must have been taking steriods the last few years and now have stopped.
FYI - How many HR's did Roger Maris hit in 1962?
Conclusion: Roger Maris was on steriods when he hit 61 HR's!!! The Babe shold still hold the record!
I hope that this was a joke but I will assume that it isn't. 1 year wonders happen but we are talking about someone who has had his career years as he approached 40.
Instead of retyping everything, I will just quote my other post on Barry:
Lofunzo wrote:A lot of the press doesn't like Barry and some of it is justified and some of it is not. What many people fail to realize is what mbuser mentioned. A main reason that Bonds always gets more grief over this than Giambi or Sheffield (who is no media darling either) is because Bonds is breaking records. When Giambi retires, no one is gonna remember 40 HR's here or 35 there. When Bonds retires, he is a 1st ballot HOF'er who will hold the single season HR record and probably the career number as well. That is a huge difference. Also, many sluggers have come and gone. Babe Ruth is the greatest slugger of all-time and there have been some players that have tried to move into his area but have fallen short. You now have Barry not only moving into his neighborhood but he's damn close to buying a house right next to him. To many, Ruth is/was baseball and if someone is going to take his spot on the HR list, it would be nice if it was legit. Bonds is putting himself up there with the immortals of the game. Hootie has numerous formulas when comparing players from different eras. To my knowledge, there is no formula for the steroid factor. It would be nice if he was clean and I really hope that he is/was. What I'm trying to say is that I understand why people would be skepticle.
I don't know whether he ever did steroids but gun to my head, I would say that I think he did them. All of the people that say.......What about innocent until proven guilty? Please. This is a message forum where people are voicing their opinions. Isn't that what this place is for?? Some people are more vigorous in their opinions but they are just that. Opinions. If there ever comes a time where they bring the information on this site into court to defend or prosecute Barry, then we will have a problem. Since that will never happen, I say that we all be allowed to voice our opinions on this subject without getting mauled by the Barry police or the Barry prosecutors.
WR.......I would like you to honestly answer a question. I won't judge you at all. I know that you have done a lot of research on steroids and I know that you are a Barry defender. Please take any bias and any innocent until proven guilty thoughts out of it and just answer this question.......Do you think that he ever took steroids as a professional baseball player?? Again, no judging here. I really just want your opinion. Thanks.