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The Babe did it with beer and hot dogs...Hank Aaron did it through determination and hard work...How did you do it, Barry?
Does it matter Ron?No.But it should.
There will always be that question until he is proven guilty. But the true feelings of the baseball higher ups could be seen in Bud Selig's face after the home run was hit, the look of "who cares"Big Bro Robert
Unfortunately (or fortunately), everyone overlooks the fact that Bonds has never failed a drug test for chemicals of any sort in his long career. Guilty? He very well may be. But I think Ron would be the first to say, "Where's the proof?" Books written by past associates or steroid makers may be enough for some. Should it be? And I hope everyone applies this same scrutiny to Mark McGuire, whose pitiful, ambiguous performance in testimony before Congress was much more incriminating than Bonds' consistent denials of wrongdoing.
My wife asked me as we watched No. 755 sail over the fence what I would do if I was commisioner right now (she's a much better interviewer than I am :). As commissioner I would admit my mistakes in being complicit to steriods, but also tout the fact that we now have in place the strongest anti-steriods policy of any sport (for what that's worth). The numbers will stand and we will respect them as records, whether we like them or not. I think you have to let history judge Bonds--and McGwire, Sosa, et al.--over time, just as it judges other historical figures. Once you start tearing records down, where do you stop?
Yeah, The Babe through beer and hotdogs...Hank Aaron through hard work...Bonds through steroids and Bill Clinton through an intern.
Here is an interesting article that puts forth the premise that the brace Bonds wears on his arm has as much to do with his record as do the steroids.http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003621797
Speaking as someone who's trying to raise a seven-year-old boy and instill in him some sense of right and wrong, I'd have to say yes, it does matter whether or not someone, make that anyone, cheats.
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