Tag: Barry Bonds

“It certainly seems disingenuous and hypocritical now to not open the doors or at least reconsider the candidacies of some of these lingering former stars of the game, their reputations forever sullied and irreparably damaged anyway, after people who benefited from their transgressions — such as [Bud] Selig and, let’s face it, a few big-name managers [e.g., Tony La Russa] who wrote their names into their lineups with regularity — have been so enshrined.”

— Peter Botte, New York Daily News, on the increased likelihood that Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and other steroid-era superstars will eventually get voted into the MLB Hall of Fame

Barry Bonds + Jeff Kent, Marion Jones, RIAA

Barry Bonds and Jeff Kent were teammates for a very long time. You’d never know it, but those two hated each other. Yet the irony was the two were more similar than they were different. If you ever read stories about the two nowadays, you’ll hear how Kent was just as a loner as Bonds was. Even though Kent was enthusiastic during interviews, it’s just that he’d only be enthusiastic during interviews. He wanted to make himself look like the anti-Bonds. Read more →

SF Giants + Bonds In 2008?

“My numbers are good enough to play. When I feel I can’t compete at this level, that’s when it’s time to shut it down. My numbers are still in the top whatever in baseball. When I feel I’m not good enough to compete, when I can’t compete at the level I feel is respectful for me, that’s when it’s time to shut it down. Right now, my numbers are not bad.” Read more →