Barry Bonds and his ' Legacy'

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Barry Bonds and his ' Legacy'

Postby DavidPratt_ » Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:21 pm

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Postby jchockey » Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:53 pm

You never know - even one of baseball's purest and best hitters Albert Pujols has come under fire with steroid accusations.

I don't doubt that Bonds, Palmeiro, or McGwire used steroids. They were playing in an era in which I believe steroid use was very, very commonplace and I am confident in saying that 25% of all major leaguers had at some point used or experimented with it at that time.

However, Bonds does deserve the Hall of Fame. He is a much better player than Mark McGwire or Rafael Palmeiro. His 500 HRs and 500 SBs alone deserves a first-time vote into the Hall of Fame. I think his desire to take steroids is because he wants to be a better ball player. Should we punish those who are already great but want to be the absolute best? Why should Bonds be restricted to his already phenomenal talent? Why not push his body, with some extra help, to be the best ever?

Unfortunately, Bonds is not a friend of the general public or the media, and in turn the media has often focused on him and portrayed him as a very classless, at times racist, and ignorant human being. Bonds is a victim of himself.

We will see how A-Rod does now that he's hit his 500th. Bonds, McGwire, and Palmeiro are the only 3 batters to significantly produce more home runs after their 32nd birthday in the top 10 list.

NAME - HRs before 32 - HRs after 32
Hank Aaron - 398 - 357
Bonds - 332 - 421
Babe - 356 - 358
Willie Mays - 373 - 282
Sosa - 386 - 218
Griffey - 460 - 129
Frank Robinson - 399 - 187
McGwire - 277 - 306
Harmon Killebrew - 393 - 180
Palmeiro - 232 - 337
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Postby Naslund Is King » Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:04 pm

You posted this before it went to air.
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Postby DavidPratt_ » Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:39 pm

Naslund Is King wrote:You posted this before it went to air.


I KNOW ;)...SHHHHH

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Postby MinnesotaCanuck » Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:02 pm

I know it has been stated before, but I feel the need to reiterate:

Please stop writing in all caps. It is obnoxious, and it prevents me from reading what might have been an otherwise intelligent post.

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Postby DavidPratt_ » Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:54 pm

MinnesotaCanuck wrote:I know it has been stated before, but I feel the need to reiterate:

Please stop writing in all caps. It is obnoxious, and it prevents me from reading what might have been an otherwise intelligent post.

Thanks.


Most of my posts are lowercase. However, when I'm ON A RANT, I use upper-case.

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Postby Cornuck » Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:06 pm

Actually you don't need to use the "caps" - unless you fell you NEED to yell at us, please refrain for using the caps.... we don't like it.

Please don't make me edit your next post...
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Postby Jelly » Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:23 am

I guess that does solve the mystery of who's behind that handle.

As for the Bonds issue, I give him 0 respect, hell, it's going to the negatives as soon as he starts gloating about his record.
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Postby whistler » Sat Aug 11, 2007 1:31 am

Working stiffs risk their health and lives every day to make an hourly wage.

For the entertainment of working stiffs, Bonds is paid $18 million / year to hit a ball with a club ... but risking his health to do it better makes him a pariah. :shock:

Go figure.
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Postby DavidPratt_ » Sun Aug 12, 2007 6:55 pm

Jelly wrote:I guess that does solve the mystery of who's behind that handle.


Hey, after what happened to Dave Chernichan at 1130 after he ran a blog off of Canuckscorner: http://www.canuckscorner.com/forums/vie ... php?t=3268

...all I know is my name is Fred and I definitely do not work for CHUM or CKST/TEAM.

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Postby Jelly » Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:21 am

any chance u can get Taylor to express some of his opinions? :roll:
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