The PatternMaster Posted July 10, 2007 Report Share Posted July 10, 2007 Whatever you may feel toward Bonds you have to give him his credit for breaking Aaron's record. Regardless if he took steriods or not he is a great baseball player that has skills that even steriods can't enhance. He has been found guilty in the court of public opinion without being charged or indicted for any crime and he is still standing and following his dreams.Personally, I think Bonds took steriods, but so did half of the league during years after the strike when guys were hitting 40 -50 homers when they had never hit more than 20 in previous years. I think the owners and commissioner knew what was going on but it was bringing fans back to the game so they played dumb all the while reaping in big profits. Cheating in baseball is nothing new, it's actually part of the legacy of the game. In the 1890's players would use a performance enhancing drug called cocaine, yes cocaine to give that extra umph. Pitchers have developed all types of tricks and techinques to manipulate the ball, hitters have tried everything from corked bats to wearing body armour when they crowd the plate. My point is this steriods situation isn't the first time a player has tried to gain an advantage by any means neccessary and it won't be the last.Taking steriods doesn't automatically make you into a home run hitter, you still have to have amazing hand-eye coordination and be an extremely talented player to get to the level to which Bond is at. Aaron set the record the natural way and that is even more amazing. And Bonds could easily go down in history as the second fiddle even though he will have the record, but that is more a testiment to Aaron's greatness than anything else.I just wish the media and fans would give Bonds some credit for what he as accomplished because Chris Beniot proved that steriods don't automatically make you into a homerun hitting all-star, talent does. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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