Friday, November 2, 2007

Bonds to Boycott Cooperstown

Barry Bonds stated he would Boycott Cooperstown if the Hall of Fame decides to display his record-breaking home run ball with an asterisk. In addition, he would also skip his induction ceremony. Marc Ecko, the owner of Bonds' record breaking ball, decided to let other people vote on his web site about the fate of the ball. In late September, he announced fans voted to send the ball to Cooperstown with an asterisk. The asterisk recognizes that Bonds' record is unnatural and tainted due to steroids and performance-enhancing drugs. Barry Bonds, however, denied ever using illegal performance enhancing drugs.

Barry Bonds, its time to come clean. A majority already realize the truth and all the evidence points to the fact that illegal performance enhancing drugs were used. The incredible spike in the number of home runs increased incredibly from year to year and along with the spike in home runs was the size that Bonds grew during that time. For me, it doesn't matter whether an asterisk is placed on his ball. In fact, I'm tired of the whole Barry Bonds story. His record is going to be broken many times in the years to come, first with A-Rod, and then by the other young power hitters. This is assuming they stay healthy of course. When A-Rod breaks Bonds' record, Barry Bonds and his career will become just a pathetic, forgotten story

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