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    Does anyone else find it fishy that Bonds made up so many votes in the final days?

    One report that I heard said he made up approx. 300,00 votes while another said 130,000. Either way, that's a huge bump in a matter of days.

    I haven't scanned the internet for conspiracy theories but I did hear one radio guy float the idea.

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    Re: Does anyone else find it fishy that Bonds made up so many votes in the final days

    His ballot took steroids.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Does anyone else find it fishy that Bonds made up so many votes in the final days

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    His ballot took steroids.

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    I don't care how it happened, I'm glad it did. Always like seeing the host team's reaction to their player(s) that make the team. Will make for an even more electric atmosphere seeing the soon to be HR king receiving numerous accolades from the Giants faithful.
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    Re: Does anyone else find it fishy that Bonds made up so many votes in the final days

    Any Reds fan who quibbles about votes should check the AS Game and their teams history with fan voting.

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    Re: Does anyone else find it fishy that Bonds made up so many votes in the final days

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Any Reds fan who quibbles about votes should check the AS Game and their teams history with fan voting.
    We (ok, probably not all of us, but Reds fans) ruined fan voting for over a decade. To be honest, I wouldn't mind seeing it go back to no fan voting. It would take away non deserving players.

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    Re: Does anyone else find it fishy that Bonds made up so many votes in the final days

    So, because people (Reds fans) did it in the past, then it is OK to do it again for Bonds?

    If I were JR I would tell the manager that if Bonds goes to the outfield without a drug test, I am walking of the field.

    What I distain about Bonds is what he is doing to Hammerin' Hank. Nobody overcame more than Aaron to beat out the Babe. To have a slimmy self absorbed character like Bonds ruin all of it is sickening.

    This precisely why I have balked at putting Pete in the HOF. You crown him as Mr. Baseball in doing so and make him a hero figure to kids who cannot see his shortcomings.
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    Re: Does anyone else find it fishy that Bonds made up so many votes in the final days

    Quote Originally Posted by red-in-la View Post
    So, because people (Reds fans) did it in the past, then it is OK to do it again for Bonds?

    What I distain about Bonds is what he is doing to Hammerin' Hank. Nobody overcame more than Aaron to beat out the Babe. To have a slimmy self absorbed character like Bonds ruin all of it is sickening.
    Yikes! I actually find myself agreeing with rila (at least the above part)!

    Some show on ESPN this morning was commenting on this topic. Their speculation was that, since ballots are not verified (i.e., like the Oscars), that MLB may have fudged the count as a way to avoid the embarrassment of naming Bonds to the team in his hometown and during his attempt to pass Aaron. In other words, a way for Bud the Pud to not have to make a decision that he might find 'awkward'.

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    Re: Does anyone else find it fishy that Bonds made up so many votes in the final days

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Any Reds fan who quibbles about votes should check the AS Game and their teams history with fan voting.
    The Reds were still running ads in June saying go out and vote all the Reds starters to the all star game. I thought yea David Ross should be an All-Star starter.

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    Re: Does anyone else find it fishy that Bonds made up so many votes in the final days

    Quote Originally Posted by 4256 Hits View Post
    The Reds were still running ads in June saying go out and vote all the Reds starters to the all star game. I thought yea David Ross should be an All-Star starter.
    That ad really bugged me. Anyone who is a real baseball fan will respect the integrity of the game well enough to vote for the best player at each position, but I think there aren't enough fans who see it that way. I have seen people at the games who sit there and just punch all the Reds players, while I take forever completing mine because I'm looking at each position and trying to pick the most deserving player, even if he plays for a team I don't like.

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    Re: Does anyone else find it fishy that Bonds made up so many votes in the final days

    So....back to the question: was Bond's election fixed?

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    Re: Does anyone else find it fishy that Bonds made up so many votes in the final days

    I'm still pissed that the Yankees aren't playing the Redsox in the all-star game....and they say this one counts....ya right....
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    Re: Does anyone else find it fishy that Bonds made up so many votes in the final days

    Quote Originally Posted by remdog View Post
    So....back to the question: was Bond's election fixed?

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    Seems fishy to me, unless that many Giants fans actually stuffed the ballot in the last week.

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    Re: Does anyone else find it fishy that Bonds made up so many votes in the final days

    Yes, I've wondered this myself.

    Seems fishy that the tough decision on Bonds making the team or not now doesn't have to be made thanks to a massive vote make-up for a player people hate.

    Yep, something stinks about that.
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    Re: Does anyone else find it fishy that Bonds made up so many votes in the final days

    Quote Originally Posted by remdog View Post
    Yikes! I actually find myself agreeing with rila (at least the above part)!

    Some show on ESPN this morning was commenting on this topic. Their speculation was that, since ballots are not verified (i.e., like the Oscars), that MLB may have fudged the count as a way to avoid the embarrassment of naming Bonds to the team in his hometown and during his attempt to pass Aaron. In other words, a way for Bud the Pud to not have to make a decision that he might find 'awkward'.

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    Here's the solution:

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