Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Barry Bonds

The Reverend Jesse Jackson, the tireless defender of the poor and down trodden, has come to the defense of Barry Bonds. Oddly enough I agree with the good Reverend to the degree that players on the field shouldn't have to worry about pointy objects being tossed at their coconuts. With that said, Barry Bonds and all other baseball players who use/used illegal performance enhancing drugs should be banned from baseball and any records they have amassed should at the very least have an asterisk the size of Delaware. I think it's safe to say that Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Hank Aaron did not use steroids or HGH so it would be unfair to have their accomplishments bested by players who do. Would I feel differently if Bonds were a great guy, probably. But he isn't, and regardless of how we feel about these players the integrity of the game and the health of thousands of athletes at all levels of MLB need to be protected.

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