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How do you feel about Bonds hitting No. 756?
Wed, August 8, 2007

Barry Bonds hit No. 756 over the right-centre field wall Tuesday night, and hammered home the point: Like him or not, legitimate or not, he is baseball's new home run king.

How do you feel about Bonds breaking Hank Aaron's record?

Bonds breaks Hank Aaron's record



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Straight up, like it or not, Bonds juiced. Baseballs testing system is laughable at best so the arguments of him never testing positive don't hold water. The sad thing about all of it is, one of the most immortal records in all of sports is permanently dirtied, much like the single-season home run record. Now when A-Rod breaks it in a few years, it will barely be more than a second page story, as he most likely juices as well. Don't blame them though people, blame MLB and Bud Selig: if they had the guts to implement a rock solid drug-testing system despite the protests of the players none of this would be an issue, but due to their meekness baseball now enjoys a reputation as a haven for the chemically enhanced. MLB should look long and hard at the Tour de France to witness what out-of-control drugging can do to a sport. The Tour will be years recovering, if it ever does so completely. Baseball has time yet, but it is growing short.
GiggityGiggity, 2007-08-13 04:37:35

It is amazing to me that Bonds hasnt slowed down in the least as he gets older. His numbers ( home runs, rbi's ) seem to be going up every year for the last 7 or 8 while guys his age have been retired for a quite a while now.

This is a remarkable feat if you ask me.

Wonder how the people that say he hasnt used any kind of steriods can explain this because I am certainly puzzled by his improvement rather than declining stats.
Jason, 2007-08-13 00:56:36

I was on vacation for a week. Glad to see nothing has changed. People all have their comments and then we have Jimmy who attacks everyone who doesn't agree with him and calls them names. Glad Bonds broke the record. Hope i'm alive to see it again. Aaron broke it and received death threats because he was black. Bonds breaks it and some people hate it because they feel he cheated. Like everyone else was a saint before. Their hasn't been an athlete who has tried to get a competitive edge. When they deem it illegal, mpst stop. Steroids weren't illegal in baseball till a few years ago. They are found in daily over the counter drugs. Nasal Spray got Silken Laumen into trouble. New things are invented all the time. Guess the only records that stand should be before modern medicine. Go ahead Jimmy, come back with your brilliant rebuttke and insult.

PS stephen I don't think Maris was alive when they took the asterix off his record. People want to see records break but they don't.
wayne, 2007-08-12 20:39:32

Baseball has been ruined by nothing more than a whole bunch of cheats from pitchers to hitters. Baseball will never be the same to me unless they act quickly and severly against anyone who has used any kind of performance enhancing drugs.

I use to be a huge baseball fan these days I cant even watch the high lights on the sports networks.

What was once a great game is now reduced to a bunch of cheats being selfish for the personal records and huge contracts.

Baseball is noe a disgrace and I for one will never be a fan of that sport until it is completely cleaned up.

P.S

I have not seen Bonds tieing or breaking home runs and never want to!
Mike, 2007-08-10 05:49:57

The old saying goes that, "Statistics are for losers" and that may be so when you look at what certain athletes or teams have accomplished in the numbers game only to come up dry in a post-season run. But another saying goes that, "Statistics don’t lie" and that they don’t. Hence the interesting stats when comparing "Big Head" Bonds to the other top home run hitters in MLB history. By studying sports history of all athletes even the greatest of them, we find one rule that does not seem to be fallible. It is that as a player ages, his production will steadily fall with his aging. For time waits for no one and a players greatest years are always his prime years from 25 to 35 years old. Some such as RB’s in Football usually begin to burn out in their earlier 30’s. But one thing is for sure, once an athlete in any sport hits 36 and beyond and while some can still be very productive it is not "normal or natural" to find a player having his "best seasons" statistically at that age for 5 straight years. Well, unless your name is Barry Bonds! When you look at how many home runs the greatest hit from age 35 to 45…one thing immediately stands out and nails you right between the eyes. Bonds MOST PRODUCTIVE HOME RUN YEARS were from age 35 to 40! With an astounding 261 homers! By a WHOPPING 92 MORE HR’S then his more productive years of 30 to 35! And a staggering 87 more then his prime years of 25 to 30! How can this be? Look at the other greats. Ruth hit 235 from 25 to 30 & 232 from 30 to 35 but then dropped to 192 from 35 to 40 years old. That is 69 less then Bonds after 35 by the greatest slugger in the first 70 years of baseball! Willie Mays most productive years were 227 jacks between his 30th & 35th birthdays but then he dropped to 121 from 35 to 40, which was still pretty darn good, but an incredible 140 less then "Super Bonds." Sosa nailed an incredible 266 homers between 30 & 35 and has only hit 65 since. Well it is pretty well known that Sosa was on the "juice" during those years and now that he is off, he has trouble hitting a soft ball out of the park thrown by a girl. But not Barry! He even hit 48 more homers then the great Home Run King Hank Aaron during the 35 to 40 year span and Hank’s record of 213 at that age was thought to be almost untouchable as DiMaggio’s consecutive hit streak. Hank was smart, patient and also had more good balls to nail out as his walk totals compared to Bonds is way, way down and when he connected he sent them out. But after 40 years of age he only hit 42 more until he retired. Bonds has already hit 73 home runs after the age of 40! But no one can deny that it was that run of 261 homers from age 35 to 40 which allowed him to catch Hank Aaron. And if the stats don’t lie…then either Bonds was taking "steroids" then…or he simply would be the greatest athlete in the history of sports that had his most productive years not young…but after the age of 35! You be the judge.


FRT, 2007-08-09 22:50:13

LMAO at you guys saying Bonds has been tested for steroids. Are you crazy ? There isnt an agreement between the players union and the owners so there is no way the union would allow any player to be tested!

Explain this then, Bonds is in his 40's but still playing like he is 5 years younger. In every other sport 40 yeard olds have been retired for years and years. Thats because of the steroids he uses LOL.

So if a drunk driver is involved in a car accident he isnt guilty until he goes to court ? LOL Give me a break.

Bonds is a cheater and a liar. The FEDS will nail him in due time!
Jimmy, 2007-08-09 21:44:53

I think that Bonds is a dink but no one is taking into account the pitchers that are on the juice, that are bigger, and stronger than in the "ole days"

It's not really progress but it is the progression of things... get over it he aint no choir boy but he played a long time and even on the juice it takes some kinda dedication....
rob, 2007-08-09 19:25:18

First of all ,no matter how

you may feel about Bonds .he did break a long standing baseball record .He did this by playing baseball every yr without losing time due to a injury.In other words he lost only one yr due to his knees.While most players wish to play as long as he has played.He also has consitently hit more hrs than any other player.He did this by averaging at least close to 40 hrs a yr.He should be congrated without being riduliced.He has never been tested postive and untill that happens we may have doubts.If he plays one more yr then all his records will take someone that good to break.I hope someone comments on this maybe wht i have to say when fuel a new discuession.
Ian Youldon, 2007-08-09 18:59:33

It was amazing to watch the new HR King hit 756, and I have to tell you I even shed a tear or two. Like him or not we just watched a piece of history being made something I will tell my grandson about just as I told my sons about Ruth, and Aaron, I will be telling my grandson about Bonds.

As for the steroids Barry has been tested randomly for quite a few years now and he is yet to test positive and yet he continues to hit the balls out of the ball park.... bottom line, he is an amazing player and if you look back over his career

you will note that he has always been just that AN AMAZING PLAYER!

but I think what is even more amazing is the fact that with all that has been and is bing said about him in the media on the street corners ect...how is it that he is still able to stay so focused most people this kind on attention would have broken there spirits and yet he just keeps on going...I have to take my hat off to him. and say thanks for the memory because 756 will forever be etched in my mind.


Dee, 2007-08-09 17:30:45

No brent the truth is you have a sad pathetic life watching cheaters like Bonds ruin the game of baseball with his selfishness. He could care less about the fans that pay his $ 17,000,000 a year contract. He should treat the people that pay his salary better than that.

I hardly look down at people, I just call them like I see them and Bonds is a cheater and a liar. Just because I have morals doesnt mean I think I am better than everyone just the losers that do not know right from wrong and that includes you.

Get in touch with reality you have no clue what is going on in pro sports but I am not surprised at your ignorance.

Yes your head is deep in the sand. Bonds admiited using a illegal substance how much more proof do you need when it comes straight from the horses mouth ?

I guess you need more than that LOL.


Jimmy, 2007-08-09 15:15:41

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