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Monday, April 17, 2006

The State of Bonds

I watched the Giants play the Dodgers last night in what was a pretty good game despite the complete lack of what we are all used to from Barry Bonds. Each time he came up to the plate, the guy I was watching the game with said they shouldn't pitch to him. At one point there were runners on first and third with nobody out in a key point in the game and the guy wanted the Dodgers to walk Bonds. They didn't and things worked out just fine.

It isn't the same Barry Bonds anymore. People have even begun to pity him like the guys over at Deadspin (read their site...everyday), who have jumped off the boo Barry Bonds bandwagon after seeing him play in person. They say that this is the time he is most vulnerable. But I say because this is the time he is most vulnerable, it is a better time than ever to boo and boo loudly. Barry Bonds, maybe more than any other player in baseball history, has shunned the fans. He has done it his entire career with his me first attitude. He is the epitome of the major league asshole. He has been criticized from day one, he has been booed from day one, and since the steroid fiasco broke he has been even more selfish ten fold. If you watch his show he proclaims that it is still about winning. He wants a ring. Is wanting a ring selfish? I don't think it is for most people. Winning isn't selfish in a team sport. You win for your coach, you win for your teammates, you win for the fans, you win for the city where you play, and yes you win for yourself...for your own competitive desire. But does anybody really believe that Barry Bonds want to win, wants a ring for all of these reasons? I don't think so. I think he wants a ring so that with all of these records* he isn't stuck in the best player without a ring category.

And what about the records*? I think that's what it is all about with this guy, and that is the only reason he is still in the game. He is hitting below .200 with no home runs and the guy can barely walk. I mean proper walk. Like walk from left field to the dugout. But that's what he still does at the plate. He walks. If it were the bottom of the ninth with two out and Bonds drew a walk, there is no way he could score from first on a gap shot. This is why Felipe is going to take him completely out of the game in such a situation, which is exactly what happened last night. Barry Bonds has become a liability. How thankful we must all be he isnt' in the American League.

So the point is, they are correct at Deadspin; Barry Bonds is the most vulnerable he has been in his entire career. Relatively speaking this isn't that much because I still don't think he gives a flying shit what anybody else cares about. But by Bonds' standards he is vulnerable nonetheless. So boo him. Boo him in the on deck circle, boo him in left field, boo his gait, boo him when the whores on Sportcenter suck his D, just boo. And maybe, just maybe those boos will get through his steroid induced oversized cranium and into that part in his affected brain where the respect for the history of the game is supposed to live.

6 Comments:

Blogger scumbag said...

i hate barry bonds.

12:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck yeah dude. I hate Barry Bonds and I am going to boo the shit out of him when he comes to Arizona.

10:28 AM  
Blogger Ale8one said...

get over it. boo george bush.

1:06 PM  
Anonymous Papa Hot Nuts said...

Boo the racist, cheating bastard until you're hoarse!!

PS Tom Cruise Loves The Cock

1:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeering Barry is so passe. It's the last days of a living legend...Easy on the hatin'

4:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Passe? WTF? Calling a guy who took steroids and perjured himself a living legend. Calling a major league asshole a major league asshole is honest...and funny.

4:58 PM  

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