My readers may or may not be sports fans, but I am. I am a BIG sports fan, and have been following the Barry Bonds saga for years now. Last night he broke Hank Aaron’s All-time Home Run record. I’ve not read the book that condemns Bonds, but I guess that I feel he’s guilty of cheating.
If you’ve lived on the moon, here’s the scoop: Bonds was a great player. Bonds didn’t hit as many home runs as some other players. Bonds then pumped his body full of artificial (and illegal, but not in baseball at the time) substances. Bonds then saw his head swell to the size of a watermelon, and he began hitting many home runs, all while in his late 30′s and early 40′s. Obviously he’s done something for this increase in production when most are in a decline.
The basic argument in favor of Barry Bonds is this: “Steroids weren’t illegal in baseball until recently. So he wasn’t breaking any rules, instead Major League Baseball is to blame for not having rules in place.”
This will preach in any sermon about absolute truth and morality. I guess it’s all right to do whatever the LAWS tell me I can get a way with?!
Here’s an excellent photo montage of his career, along with some Bonds quotes about his resurgence. In His Own Words