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    Re: Bonds Stirs Up The Emotions

    Quote Originally Posted by Unassisted
    This fan won't be watching. I wouldn't walk across the street to watch Bonds. From the tone of the article, I would surmise that a lot of the people watching will be doing so to root against Bonds. I don't consider that kind of rooting interest to be a good use of my time. I'd rather watch players with skills I can admire.
    Same.

    In the Krono record book he was thrown out of the game 3 years ago
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    Re: Bonds Stirs Up The Emotions

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamBoone
    Not me. Never have; never will. Barry Bonds holds no interest to me whatsoever, for so many reasons.
    Same here. He used to be a scrawny punk on a division rival, and from there he became a surly, me-first cheater.

    I never liked him, I never watch him, and if you ask me in a year or two who the all-time HR hitter is, I'll tell you it's Hank Aaron.
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    Re: Bonds Stirs Up The Emotions

    Quote Originally Posted by Redsland
    Same here. He used to be a scrawny punk on a division rival, and from there he became a surly, me-first cheater.

    I never liked him, I never watch him, and if you ask me in a year or two who the all-time HR hitter is, I'll tell you it's Hank Aaron.
    Ole Hank probably never used "greenies".
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    Re: Bonds Stirs Up The Emotions

    We all knew that McGwire and Sosa were on the juice, but we still watched.
    Actually, no we didn't. We thought Big Mac was on andro, and he even made a point to let us know he wasn't juicing.

    A few years later we put him under oath and he pleads the fifth.

    I think about that night with Maris' family and his son and I just wanna go take a bath.

    We were duped.
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    Re: Bonds Stirs Up The Emotions

    Quote Originally Posted by Dom Heffner
    Actually, no we didn't. We thought Big Mac was on andro, and he even made a point to let us know he wasn't juicing.

    A few years later we put him under oath and he pleads the fifth.

    I think about that night with Maris' family and his son and I just wanna go take a bath.

    We were duped.
    really?
    "My mission is to be the ray of hope, the guy who stands out there on that beautiful field and owns up to his mistakes and lets people know it's never completely hopeless, no matter how bad it seems at the time. I have a platform and a message, and now I go to bed at night, sober and happy, praying I can be a good messenger." -Josh Hamilton

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    Re: Bonds Stirs Up The Emotions

    Bath? a shower is more hygienic

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    I won't be watching. Anything he does carries a big scarlett letter on it... and that letter is "S" for steroids.

    I won't be watching. Anytime I think or hear his name I think of his arrogant ways. I think of the terrible way he treats other human beings. Mean people suck.

    I won't be watching. I am afraid I might see his son cry if he breaks the HR record. He has told us that "we" make his kid cry. So for the sake of his poor son, I will not watch.
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    Re: Bonds Stirs Up The Emotions

    why is it that i feel like a racist for not wanting him to pass the bambino? i would love to have had junior do it...no problem with arod doing it...personally, i'm glad that big mac was never able to do it...whenever i hear the name bonds, i just want to vomit...i won't be watching...it's a sad state for baseball...

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    I have no use for Bonds, his arrogant attitude, his steroids-riddled biceps or his one-man-team personna. I firmly believe that he did use steroids, and as such I believe his records are fraudulent. Regardless of what number of homeruns he ends up with, he won't assume the title of "Home Run King" in my book.
    We'll burn that bridge when we get to it.

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    I've never liked him. I have always thought he was a self-absorbed punk.

    But I'll watch him hit any time I can. He's got the greatest stroke of all time, and the greatest plate discipline.

    Doesn't mean I respect him as a man. Doesn't mean I think he didn't juice. I would bet the farm that he did, with hgh and who knows what else designer stuff.

    But he's the greatest offensive machine ever produced, and I love to watch his stroke.
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    Re: Bonds Stirs Up The Emotions

    really?
    I hardly think all of those people cheering him on were like, "We know he's on steroids, but who cares...."

    These records mean too much to people, and frankly, this generation of ball players has really done themselves in with regards to records.

    But he's the greatest offensive machine ever produced,
    Even though it's a result of steroids, something undoubtedly that makes you respect him less as a man?
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    Re: Bonds Stirs Up The Emotions

    RFS's "self-absorbed punk" sums it up well.

    The problem is, he was probably a Hall of Famer before steroids and would have gone on to an Aaron-ish kind of career. Longevity, great stroke, probably no more than 40 HR's a year, but an exceptional eye at the plate, and overall great talent. And he would have been regarded as a great player without steroids.

    While steroids may have turbo-boosted his power, he's still a self-absorbed idiot and he does cheat. For the longest time, I defended him. But like Pete Rose, the accumulation of evidence over the years turned me against him.

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    Re: Bonds Stirs Up The Emotions

    Babe Ruth was a womanizer, Ty Cobb was a jerk and Mickey Mantle was an alcoholic. That doesn't mean I don't wish I had the chance to watch them all play baseball.

    I'll likely go to about two dozen Reds games this season, and when the schedule comes out, the first series I'll look for will be at home against the Giants.
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    Re: Bonds Stirs Up The Emotions

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone792
    Babe Ruth was a womanizer, Ty Cobb was a jerk and Mickey Mantle was an alcoholic. That doesn't mean I don't wish I had the chance to watch them all play baseball.
    But the honesty of their accomplishments on the baseball field was never in doubt.

    Bonds' are.
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