Tuesday, March 07, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Barroid Bonds should NEVER be in the Hall of Fame


Two reporters for the San Francisco Chronicle have written a book entitled "Game of Shadows".The book ,according to a cbs sportsline article states Barry used a vast array of performance-enhancing drugs, including steroids and human growth hormone, for at least five seasons beginning in 1998. Below is an excerpt from a Sportsline.com article on the recently released book:

Authors Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams, who led the newspaper's coverage of the Bay Area Laboratory Cooperative (BALCO) scandal, detail the specifics of Bonds' drug regimen, which they write started in 1998 with injections of Winstrol, a powerful steroid also linked to Rafael Palmeiro. Former world record-holding sprinter Tim Montgomery also was linked to the U.S. government investigation of BALCO.

According to the book, Bonds used several substances in various forms -- by injecting himself with a syringe, taking injections from Anderson, gulping pills, putting liquid drops under his tongue or rubbing cream on his skin.

Bonds became so experienced and well-versed with the regimen that he occasionally overruled Anderson and took control of his own doping schedule, the book says.

I say Barroid aka Barry Bonds should never be allowed into the Baseball Hall of Fame because he continues to this day to refute any evidence that he used steroids, human growth hormones or performance enhancing drugs willingly. This is the only reason I think he should be kept out of the HOF. If he had come clean to MLB, then I wouldn't feel the need to ban him...but he hasn't. Ken Caminiti told the world of his steroid use during his MVP season. I worshipped that man when he was with my beloved Padres. I loved to sit along the 3rd base line and watch him play the hot corner. I was heartbroken when he confessed his use of steroids, but I respect him for doing so. Its part of "getting clean" according to experts in the field of drug abuse. If what these two reporters say in their book wasn't true..you can bet your sweet ass Barroid would be hot-footing it over to his attorney's office to file a slander or libel case against them. He isn't. He is at the Giants spring training facility in AZ. Any records he holds that were set during the time frame stated in the book should be wiped off the books. Its cheating..the man cheated baseball, the fans and the former record-holders by using substances that are illegal to use or purchase anywhere in the United States unless you are prescribed them for an AIDS regime. Dusty Baker and the Giants ownership never bothered to wonder if he was doing 'roids, as long as he could hit the long ball, it didn't matter to them. Barroid Bonds is a disgusting, ego-filled jackass that cheated..plain and simple. Barroid is in the final year of his contract with the Giants. I hope they do not resign him but its their choice. Some teams need all the help they can get, even if it means having a cheating sumbitch on the payroll who has never come clean on how he did what he did or why he felt the need to do it. As a lover of all things baseball, this shocks and saddens me. I have never been a fan of barry's but I did respect his abilities. I have not one scintilla of respect for him now...and I never will again.

Lets revisit one of Barroids quotes on the subject of steroid use in baseball shall we? "Doctors ought to quit worrying about what ballplayers are taking. What players take doesn't matter. It's nobody else's business. The doctors should spend their time looking for cures for cancer. It takes more than muscles to hit homers. If all those guys were using stuff, how come they're not all hitting homers?"
-- May 21, 2002

An excerpt of the book appears in Sports Illustrated this week. A link to the excerpt is HERE. Read it and weep..for baseball and those who love the sport and play it without the use of illegal,body-damaging drugs. His racial comments regarding Mark McGwire were a shock to me. This coming from a man who NEVER experienced what Willie Mays,his own father or Hammerin' Hank Aaron did,outright racist behavior towards men of color. What gave Barroid the right to make racist comments about Big Mac?..nothing but envy..the green-eyed monster that lurks in everyone. Barroid starting using Steroids the season after Big Mac set the record for homers..Read the excerpt. If your a fan of Barroid's you might change your view..if your not.it will only reinforce your view that this man is a piece of bat guano that needs to be shown the door.

12 people gave us their .02 cents:

Bruce said...

Fainaru-Wada and Williams were on ESPN Radio this afternoon and had a lot of interesting things to say. SI's Tom Verducci, who has a HOF vote, was also on, and said that as of right now, he will not vote for Bonds.
The one thing I want to see, when Bonds comes up for vote, is the same indignation that everyone is showing toward McGwire. If these self-righteous fucks are still kissing Bonds' ass, then everything that they've said leading up to that will be pure bullshit.

dusty said...

I agree B..they need to give Barroid the same treatment they have given Big Mac. I am reading the book excerpt now and it amazes me how Barry is so fucking cocky, such a prick..I always figured him for one..but it still shocks me.

Laura said...

I'm a huge Pete Rose fan. And I'd love to believe that Barry Bonds won't make it in the HOF. I'd really like for Bud Selig to tell him he disgraced baseball and to not let the door hit his ass on the way out. But it's probably not going to happen. I don't know why, but MLB seems to have more sympathy for liars when they are drug users. Of course, he's a much bigger disgrace to the sport, because he cheated. This breaks my heart.

TexSport Publications said...

Bonds is washed up. His may be looking at hard time (or as hard as it can be in a federal prison). He should be banned from baseball for life and all his records thrown out.

I have posted an article on my blog http://texsportpub.blogspot.com

Please feel free to drop in and leave any views or comments, no matter how ridiculous they are.

Bruce said...

Olbermann stated on Dan Patrick's show today that he thinks Bonds s "done", unless he sues the writers. I tend to go along with that notion, because if Mr. Balco is, indeed, innocent(yeah, right), then he has nothing to lose by filing a lawsuit.

Tom said...

I agree about Bonds. I think it's a shame. The guy is a great ball player and has been for years, even going back to his days with the Pirates.

I like seeing baseball records chased. Baseball, until the advent of stroids, was the one sport which in many ways you could compare players from all eras.

It's just sad

Kurt said...

i think Barroid's (love the term, dusty) condescending attitude toward writers, fans and other player over a long period of time has shown him to be selfish, vain and inconsiderate.
Is anyone really shocked that it looks like he was using anything he could to elevate his game? It is consistent with his character (or lack thereof).
MLB people are probably working with Bonds and his handlers now to find a way for him to "retire" due to an inability to overcome lingering injuries. Bonds keeps his stats, his image as a great hitter and rides into the sunset. But I doubt Barroid goes for it though. Too bad.

Shining Star said...

Hubster has been saying for years there is no way Bonds and some others were NOT taking something. Whats a bigger shame is the records these men are breaking and getting acclaim for. Babe Ruth and the other old time sluggers who set these records for REAL deserve better than 'roid hooked losers breaking them.

Scott said...

Re the Barry Bonds story, I'm sick of SI's hypocrisy. They lament the fall of the sports hero like's its some kind of new phenomenon. I take SI writer Phil Taylor to task in my blog essay, read it at http://mymountain.blogspot.com/2006/03/si-lament-there-are-no-more-heros.html

Sonicrusk said...

What Kurt said.

Anonymous said...

im doing a term paper on steroids
guess who i can use as an example of whay not to do and countless reasons on why its wrong

dusty said...

There are many athletes you can use..Lyle Alzado comes to mind..he did a great commerical against them when he was dying of brain cancer.