Monday, May 08, 2006

ESPN And Barry Bonds


Now that Barry Bonds is one home run away from tying the Babes record of 714 home runs, the bobble heads at ESPN babble on and on about this accomplishment with out once mentioning the steroid controversy. What the hell? Does Disney own the San Francisco Giants too?
Look folks, it's like this: Babe Ruth is arguably the greatest and best baseball player of all time, what he accomplished he did with talent and drive. Barry Bonds is gifted player, but we will never know just how gifted because he chose to use performance enhancing drugs. Was he the only one? Certainly not, but just as certain is that Babe Ruth had never heard of the term steroid, so it's plainly unfair to compare the two men's accomplishments. It's a sad thing to say, but at this point the burden of proof is on Barry Bonds to refute the claims of his drug use.

2 comments:

CultMan said...

I am stillunsure about the rationale for non-drug-taking atheletes...as a norm....I would like (as you would re: gay marriage) an extensive discussion & defense of un-medicated athletics....

zaphod said...

Actually, we do have a good idea how gifted Bonds is. Before he started juicing, he became the first player in MLB history to hit 400 home runs and steal 400 bases. There's no question Bonds is a truly great player. It's a shame his achievements will forever be shadowed by the steroid controversy. For that, of course, Bonds has no one to blame but himself.