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Monday, December 5th, 2016

BONDS HITS 756

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Hooray. We have a new Homerun king. I felt somewhat ill watching it. I recognize that baseball certainly has a history of cheaters, some even enshrined in the Hall of Fame. But has there ever been a more unlikeable fellow than Bonds? More disingenuous?

A few quotes on Bonds’ feat:
Jesse Jackson: “He has survived! He remains the most feared batter with the most home runs and the most walks. I know his father rejoices tonight.” Gag me. Survived what? Indictments? Piss tests? Grand Jury leaks?

Karl Ravech asked Dusty Baker if he was comfortable with Bonds being the all-time homerun leader. Baker replied, “You have to be comfortable with it because he’s the homerun king.” No I don’t.

Rockies manager Clint Hurdle: “I’m indifferent. My home run chase was Hank Aaron and the Babe. I’ll congratulate him professionally, but that’s about it for me.”

Jim Edmonds: “I think it’s pretty cool. “I think it’s good for baseball and I just think it’s a pretty neat thing.” Hmmmm…maybe Edmonds has a guilty conscience?

But the best quote came from the Commish himself: ‘While the issues which have swirled around this record will continue to work themselves toward resolution, today is a day for congratulations on a truly remarkable achievement.” How easy is it to read between those lines?
[tags]Barry Bonds, Bud Selig, MLB[/tags]

  • http://www.tremendousupsidepotential.com Rickhouse

    I have a bad feeling that Bonds might have this record for a long time. Everyone is banking on A-rod breaking it, but what if he doesn’t? Bonds could have this record longer then Ruth or Aaron did.

  • http://thembcpa.tripod.com/ Tom Marker

    Glad I went to bed and missed it all. Now can we get some real baseball on ESPN?
    Oh wait, that just means more Yankees and Red Sox. Nevermind.

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    Agreed Rickhouse. A-Rod is the most likely candidate but so was Griffey Jr. and even Strawberry for that matter. Things change quickly.

    Amen Tom. Let’s get to the pennant races now that all the personal accomplishments are out of the way.

  • Schmidty

    I actually stayed up to watch all the hooohaaa on ESPN and the Deuce. I felt like I was glued to watching a car wreck or one of my wife’s favorite reality shows. Historical, certainly. But man, what a jag bag.

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    Yeah but don’t act like you don’t watch all those reality shows. We all know how addicted you were to “Flava of Love”!

  • dhaab

    So, if anyone thinks Bonds breaking the record is good, he’s a potential steroids user or just a pathetic human being. Got it. What would you classify someone if they’re just indifferent to the whole thing, Zoner?

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