BONDS HITS 756
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]