Monday, May 29, 2006

Barry Bonds

So he's gone and broken Babe Ruth's record.

I just finished reading a couple of relevant books this past weekend: Game of Shadows, which tells of the BALCO investigation and how Bonds was connected to steroids and growth hormones. I also read Juiced, Jose Canseco's tell-all book about steroids in baseball.

The Canseco book, while annoying and amateurish (as well as filled with ego-boosting stories), does bring to light some important things about the game of baseball, all seen from the inside. His commentary on the different treatment that he got compared to McGuire, while interesting, is too whiny and one sided to hold up for long.

Game of Shadows, on the other hand, was much more interesting. After reading it, there is no doubt that Barry Bonds knowingly took steroids. He cheated and he knew about it. Not only that, Bonds is an asshole. Big time. I didn't like the guy before, but after reading this book I really don't like him.

Anyway, he's an annoying cheater and I can't wait until the investigations prove him guilty and he gets an asterisk next to his name. He doesn't deserve to be in the same sentence as Ruth and Aaron.


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