I edited my first post for the unneccasary language, and I didn't mean to direct toward anyone on here.
My point is Methodrol, Meth-D, Creatine, Andro, test. and any other now illicit substances, were legal just a few years back.
Why should they be punished for doing/taking substances that were legal and not were not looked down upon by the MLB sanctioning body and players regulation? They shouldn't.
Baseballs' rating and over-all fan base was in a hugeeee slump for a few years; until........Mark Mcguire single season home record chase with Sammy Sosa. Both of those players are now cosidered "cheaters". But if it wasn't for them, there might not have been such a public interest and house-hold talk with baseball as it now. Those "cheaters" help bring MLB back into the powerhouse position of professional sports.
People act as if, Barry Bonds just started playing and hit 756 Home Runs in a couple of years, he has been around the league since he was born. His father played and was a decent player. It's in his blood.
He has always been a fantastic player and hitter, and has been playing in the MLB for 21 years now.
Here are some stats for his FIRST THREE seasons.
In 1986, Bonds finished 6th in Rookie of the Year voting, hitting 16 home runs and stealing 36 bases. He hit 25 home runs in his second season, along with 32 stolen bases and 59 RBIs. Bonds improved in 1988, hitting .283 with 24 home runs. Bonds started off his 1989 campaign well, but tapered off quickly, finishing with 19 homers and 58 RBIs.
That's pretty impressive, but there are a handful of guys now you have beaten that. Why aren't they getting called out? Oh wait they are....
So for 21 seasons, and 762 Home Runs, that comes out to about 35-36 Home runs a season. Pretty hard to do and a great accomplishment, but it's NOT impossible.
Babe Ruth played for 21 seasons also, and averaged 34 HR's a season.
Hank Aaron played for 21 seasons also, and hit 755 HR's and averaged 36 also.
Barry is one of the best all time power hitter's, and has been in the game for a long time. He is very deserving of what he has done.
He did this during the "pitchers era". Bigger Fields, more regulations, better pitchers and players. It's quite an accomplishment.
So b/c the guy is may be an asshole, and have personal problems with someone they have never met; they think it is deserving of stripping 21 seasons of playing and hardwork for nothing?
If it comes to be true that he did in fact use steroids, then so what? All-Stars are usually the last people to get ahold of and use this substances, if your all-star players are using banned substances, then that means all those people who are trying to catch them and surpass them are more than likely using these substances and trying any angles to get there.
If he used a substance that helps rebuild torn tissues/muscles or what-ever else it is, then so be it. He's 40 years old and is trying to compete against 20 year olds. Why would you try to strip and take away a raw and natural passion from someone b/c of their age. If I was playing in the MLB and I was 40 years old, and a legend, a household name with a still burning desire to play the game you love; then I would try everything possible to continue that.
Hank Aaron himself was there to watch Bond's break the record and gave a speech and congratulated him. What more do people want?
I am not a Barry Bond's fan, I am just a fan of baseball and always will be. It's America's past-time and I have respect for anyone who can break and hold the most covetted record in all of sports.
So I thank Barry Bonds for helping keep overall interest in baseball alive and glowing, and if you are a fan yourself; then I think you should take a step back and look at this issue outside of the box; and be happy that you were alive and possible saw it happen. I know I will remember it when I look back when I get older; and hopefully I can say I saw somone else break the record; and hopefully it will be my favorite player Pujols.