Re: Bonds bombshell: Book details slugger's steroid use
Originally Posted by MWM
RF, I'm more than willing to call out racism when it exists, but I honestly don't think it's the case here. It's possible in a very small minority, but I think it was almost entirely Barry's attitude vs. McGwire's. If Barry was more of a likeable public guy and the reception was similar, then I think it would be clear. But in Barry's case, it's difficult to say it's racially driven because he has such an ornery public image.
Would he have that image if he was white? It's a matter of debate, but I'm guessing no, at least not to the degree that it is now.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.