SHOULD BARRY STAY HOME?
Ken Rosenthal thinks it’s best for baseball if Barry Bonds doesn’t play anymore.
Bonds represents a cancer in the industry. He is not the only player alleged to have used performance-enhancing drugs during baseball’s steroid epidemic. But he is not just another name in the Mitchell report, either.
The signing of Bonds would put the sport’s problem with PEDs back in the headlines at a time when the fallout from the Mitchell report is fading, a time when Roger Clemens is more of a question for the government than a question for baseball.
Bonds’ personality quirks and salary demands, while certainly not inconsequential, are secondary issues. Any owner who would prostitute himself by signing Bonds would face a storm of negative publicity boiling down to three words: Shame on you.
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Just curious, what would Barry’s biggest fan–Dusty Baker–have to say about all those walks he draws? As for MLB, too bad for them. It’s preposterous to think they didn’t know about Bonds and all the rest of the players on PEDs. Now they want to sweep everything under the rug but that isn’t going to happen.
Bonds will play somewhere this year. It makes all the sense in the world that he isn’t in anyone’s camp. Who’d want that sideshow? Bonds will sign about a week before opening day and be the starter somewhere by May, earlier if he goes to the AL. Book it.