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    Shadow Bushin Zi Dawg's Avatar
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    Baseball: Steroids- Barry Bonds and the Future of the Sport

    After day one we are left once again with Greg Anderson being taken to jail after refusing to testify. This is has been his means of action since day one. You have to wonder why the guy refuses to testify against his former client. Does he truly believe Bonds is innocent? Or does he believe that Bonds really is that naive that he didn't know that Anderson was feeding him Steroids so he's paying the price himself with Jail Time?

    This whole thing has been put off for the past 3 years and just about everyone not involves with the trial has long forgotten about this gray area in Baseball history.

    Here we have the All Time leader in Home-Runs (Not the Home Run King by mass opinion), the most walked player of all time, the most intentionally walked batter all time, and arguably the most feared batter to face. Well into his 40's he was still getting 4-balled. But with his age also went his once Golden Gloved arm as did his 300+ steals knees.

    After effects of taking steroids is bone deterioration. This could be a very good reason as to why his body broke down how it did. Does anyone happen to remember the Skinny Barry Bonds back from his first few years in the league when he was a Pirate? He must have been somewhere between 170 and 180lbs. What happened to that skinny dude with the lanky legs? What we have now is a soft spoken monstrous looking Barry Bonds who in my opinion did indeed take Steroids knowingly.

    And even though I stand by my opinion, somewhere deep in the back of my mind I'm desperately hoping that he gets away scott free of any type of jail time or anything at all.

    He's well on his way to having his own time period named after him. The Barry Bonds Era: When Steroids Ruled The Sport.

    And dammit I hate that this has happened. We already have Pete Rose, the All Time leader in base hits, barred from the game because he bet on the sport while still involved. I'm one of those people who think he should get his chance at the Hall Of Fame. How wrong is it that the All Time Leader in Major League hits is not in the Hall Of Fame and is banned from the game altogether, when he played the game the right way, clean all the way, Charlie Hustle, 110% All Day, Every Day.

    Baseball is slowly losing it's mass appeal to the world. The Sammy Sosa's, The Mark Mcguire's, the Barry Bonds', there won't be anymore of these guy coming around. They were the last of their kind. Those who appealed to everyone, no one wanted to miss their at bats, the whole world looked in as Sammy Sosa and Mark Mcguire dueled it out to beat the Record. It was the most exciting thing to watch, and it was a damn good show.

    And everyone, and I mean, EVERYONE, watched Barry Bonds's 756th Homerun sail over the railing in San Fransisco. We're never going to see players like these every again, and it's sad that we were given them thanks to a drug. But I really don't care about how they did it, I enjoyed it. And that's what the sport is about. Having fun playing the game you grew up watching your own idols playing.

    I fear that if all goes wrong that the sport will forever be tainted by this little glitch in the system. That the clean players will even be questioned and the era as a whole be put to shame whether or not teams were playing fair or not.

    I am desperately counting down the days for the New Season to begin, because all this talk about everything negative that Baseball presents is depressing. I can't wait to smell that freshly cut green grass and to hear the Fighter Jets to break to sound barrier in recognition of the new Season.

    So Cheers, to a new Season. Let's all hope that our teams do their best and have a great year.


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    The Emperor of Everything dct21's Avatar
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    Personally i don't care about steriods, And i currently see Barry Bonds as the current Homerun King.

    Baseball is slowly losing it's mass appeal to the world.
    This is wrong, Baseball is probably the 2nd most poular sport behind soccer, in the African and south American countries, In Asia Baseball is the sport to play

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    Quote Originally Posted by dct21 View Post
    This is wrong, Baseball is probably the 2nd most poular sport behind soccer, in the African and south American countries, In Asia Baseball is the sport to play
    I should have been more specific...It's mass appeal here in America is slowly going down and down and it keeps falling with each passing year. Talks of Steroids every year, looking deeper into that big list o players who ended up taking? I know in this day and age that replay is normal in sports, but Baseball has been the one sport that has avoided any use of replay to help out teams and leave it to Instinct.

    Sad as it is to say, I haven't paid even the slightest amount of attention to Baseball this Spring. I'm usually all over the off season and who grabbed who, what deals have been made and who's been traded where, but for some reason I just can't get myself to follow it anymore. It's lacking that one player who will be on Sportscenter every night doing something spectacular. There's no more, "Did Barry hit 700 yet?" There's no more, "Did you see Ricky last night? Man stole 5 bases in the first 3 innings."

    Now-a-days it's "So who got injured last night?" I just need the game back to where it was 15 years ago. When everything was fun.

    As a Baseball Fan I'm actually hoping the NFL goes Seasonless this year and Baseball can take the spot light. Cause honestly, Basketball is way too fucking boring and can't carry a good story. :/


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    The Emperor of Everything dct21's Avatar
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    I think part of the reason is because the players you grew up watching are getting old and retiring. And baseball is such an inconsistent sport nowadays where you'll get brought then get put make down to the minors.

    Theres no many young stars making a presence anymore. And baseball can be pretty boring at times, its one of those sports where you half to play yourself to feel the excitement.

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    NEWSFLASH: Barry Bonds has been found guilty on Obstruction of Justice Charge. All other charges are Deadlocked at the moment.

    Sad day for Baseball, very sad day :(


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