Re: Bonds vs. Clemens
That's exactly what it is. Obviously no one likes black baseball players because they are black. Just think about the following players: Ken Griffey, Jr, Joe Morgan, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Frank Robinson, Bob Gibson etc.... all players that are hated because they are black. Give me a freakin break. Bonds is "hated" because he is a jerk. BigMac can't get 20% of the vote for the Hall and is not about to break a major record. The not about to break a record is the reason that he is not preceived to be hated. As a baseball fan who is white I could care less if Bonds were black or green...I despise him because he lied and cheats and is a pain in the butt. In my company, one of the employees daughters use to babysit for Bonds and he even told me that she thinks he is a jerk. Teenagers even think so - that he pays!!!
BigMac at least didn't lie to Congress - which I respect. Yes he didn't state the obvious, but I think his refussal to answer was his attorneys way of saying, "yes I did it".
Tim McCarver: Baseball Quotes
I remember one time going out to the mound to talk with Bob Gibson. He told me to get back behind the batter, that the only thing I knew about pitching was that it was hard to hit.