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Old 05-03-2007, 07:29 AM
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Well it looks like he will finally break Hank Aarons record for career homeruns.

Personally I have never really liked the guy but he has always been one hell of a baseball player

I also think the steriod issue will always follow him and as much as I hate to say it MLB did not ban steriods until the last couple of years and
if I am correct they did not even test for them so I would have to lay a lot of the blame on MLB themselves when the controversy starts stirring
closer to the time when he breaks the record.

I am not so sure MLB did not turn their head since after the strike their ratings were down and then with Mcgwire, Sosa and Bonds hammering the
season home run record it pulled them back up to the top. Then when all the reports of steriods hit, like it was not obvious, they started washing their
own hands and pointing fingers at the players that I am sure they KNEW we using steriods to increase homeruns.

Just wonder if there will be a big stink when Bonds does break the record and I wonder how much that ball will be worth??
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MLB created this sterioid problem by not banning it YEARS ago.......Good for Barry Bonds..... just because he is an ahole shouldnt disqualify him from holding the record.
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Old 05-03-2007, 07:58 AM
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It will be interesting to see how he plays this year, without roids and after a long term injury plagued him last year.

If he keeps smacking it like it looks like he is, or people keep pitching around him, then I guess the respect that the people playing against him show will tell us how good he really is.
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- I think any individual using steroids to better themselves for sport is a LOOOOOSER!
- I also feel the players using the stuff know full well what it is they are doing and that it is wrong and therefore should not be allowed to hold an official record holding title and should not be allowed into their sports hall of fame - period!
- To disgrace the credits of one's carer's efforts is a message the youth of the land need to see!
- In the sports arenas around the world metals are stripped from individuals every year, why does the backbone of American sports feel like they are above the standard the world has set out?

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I love this pass the blame mentality. Do not blame the players, blame MLB for not banning steroids? Why should MLB have to ban drugs that are already illegal to begin with?
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I've been amazed, and pleased, at the non-issue this record breaking has been.

But, in the era of spin, ESPN and the other netwrosk will start to "build" tension as he approaches 750, etc. And then people'll get caught up in the moment and celebrate.

What will be interesting will be how they play it if he looks to tie or break the record on the road. Does Barry sit? After all, he won't get the adulation on the road that he still gets at home. Knowing the games they pulled with him when he was approaching McGwire's record to make sure he broke it at home, I can see them doing that. Hey, it's also an economic thing. McGowan's got a big mortgage to pay on that stadium and he isn't going to want someone else to get the big attendance payday.

Hank is still my HR king. It's not a generational thing. Barry's older than me. He's just a petulant fraud.
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Most of it is media hype. Sure...he and MANY others did roids, andro, hgh...all of it was LEGAL when they did it. I for one think Barry is a heck of a player...and wish him well on his quest to break the record. Although I admire Hank Aaron, he has not been the most visible guy for such a great record. I still think if you asked 100 people on the street, 75% world say Babe Ruth is the homerun king. That number will drop to 60% when Barry breaks it....and then it will drop to 50% when A-Rod breaks it in 8 years.

I was at the game when Barry hit 500....and think he's been the center of a witch hunt since. Remember the shirts..."Chick dig the long ball" in 1998???? The summer of Big Mac & Sammy "saving" baseball??? The same summer that MLB LET the andro, hgh, roid use go uncontrolled because they were just coming off a strike????

Don't think for once second these were illegal drugs...at the time, you could get them and steroid pre-cursors over the counter...at any drug store, vitamin store, grocery store.

Go Barry Go.
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Old 05-03-2007, 11:36 AM
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Most of it is media hype. Sure...he and MANY others did roids, andro, hgh...all of it was LEGAL when they did it. I for one think Barry is a heck of a player...and wish him well on his quest to break the record. Although I admire Hank Aaron, he has not been the most visible guy for such a great record. I still think if you asked 100 people on the street, 75% world say Babe Ruth is the homerun king. That number will drop to 60% when Barry breaks it....and then it will drop to 50% when A-Rod breaks it in 8 years.

I was at the game when Barry hit 500....and think he's been the center of a witch hunt since. Remember the shirts..."Chick dig the long ball" in 1998???? The summer of Big Mac & Sammy "saving" baseball??? The same summer that MLB LET the andro, hgh, roid use go uncontrolled because they were just coming off a strike????

Don't think for once second these were illegal drugs...at the time, you could get them and steroid pre-cursors over the counter...at any drug store, vitamin store, grocery store.

Go Barry Go.
Legal - over the counter? I do not recall anyone ever being able to get Test, D-ball, Andro, Proviron, or Primo over the counter in any US pharmacy.
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Well...then you are not too informed. I purchased the stuff all the time back in the 90's... Met-Rx??? remember???

EAS???? They all made and sold the stuff. It is why you don't here too much from them anymore.
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Old 05-03-2007, 12:05 PM
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He's one of the reasons I don't follow baseball.

The game has been tarnished by allowing chemically enhanced players play the game.

It's all about stats and performance and when performance enhancing drugs are allowed to be used, we'll it just diminishes the great things accomplished by past athletes.

The other reason I don’t like baseball is all of the me me me attitude from the star players, oh yes and the whining coming from the multimillionaire players.


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Old 05-03-2007, 03:28 PM
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Bar-oid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-03-2007, 04:59 PM
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Irregardless if he breaks the record or not--and it looks like a sure thing that he will--he will never be Aaron's equal in terms of a classiness, humility, and respect for the sport.
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Old 05-04-2007, 10:08 AM
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MLB hasn't banned murder or rape. So I guess it is ok as long as you keep jacking homeruns and increasing the ratings. Baseball and Track and field are a joke. If you can't do it naturally, get a real job like the rest of us or join WWE.
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Old 05-04-2007, 10:41 AM
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I've chimed in before...he's a piece of $hit in my book. The only thing that would change my attitude concerning him would be if he retired one HR short...don't see that happening.

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Old 05-04-2007, 11:19 AM
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Hopefully A-Rod will stay healthy and hit 900 HRs in his career. Then we can all forget about Bonds. I am a Red Sox fan first, but also a baseball fan - just can't stand Bonds.
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Good to see A-ROD finally get off to a good start. Maybe it's because this is the final year of his contract. Only way to get a SuperStar motivated these years.


Bonds.... SUCKS
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Old 05-04-2007, 12:13 PM
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What kind of pace is A-rod on for his career? I don't even know how old he is...my gut says he will not be a Yankee for the rest of his career. For sure, he is off to a BIG start...amazing watching a guy hit when he is really on his game.

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A-Rod...31 years old...to date, 478 homeruns. (14th year in MLB)

Hank Aaron...23 years in MLB...755 homeruns...(last three years a total of 42 homeruns)

Barry Bonds...43 years old...22nd year in MLB...743 homeruns.

Bube Ruth...22 years in MLB...714 homeruns.

Josh Gibson...17 years in the ***** Leagues...800+/- homeruns.
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Sorry..Bambino...I mean Babe.
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I hope Barry doesn't hit another tater ever. Juice up and hit it out. Big deal. Hammerin Hank was the man.
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