Thursday, February 22, 2007

More Innocent Times

Compare the tone of this article from the end of Barry Bonds' record-breaking 2001 season to the countless articles written about him in the years since then. Pretty striking. Not a single mention of steroids, drugs, personal trainers, perjury investigations, BALCO, grand juries, Victor Conte, Game of Shadows, or congressional hearings. Even Mark McGuire is mentioned in a positive context.

My stance on Barry Bonds is pretty clear, but I think even the blindest Bonds supporter would have to admit that this quote makes him sound like a cheater trying to feign amazement:

"This was a great, great way to end it with a victory and a home run. You can't ask for anything better," Bonds said after the game. "I never thought I could do it."

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