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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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I din't find out about the record until the following day. This for a one-time basenall fanatic. The truth is, I could not longer possible care less about baseball. Of all the professional North American spots it has to be the dumbest. No universal draft, no salary cap, and 75% of both leagues annually having no chance out of Spring Training. Not when some teams can pay as much for their bench as many teams can afford for their entire roster! It was a non-event for me.
George O'Leary, 2007-08-09 15:09:34

NO, Jimmy, the SAD REALITY is you have ZERO clue as to the quality of life I live ... it's just that YOUR MORALLY SUPERIOR ATTITUDE makes you THINK you do.

The TRUTH (if there is such a thing) is that I can SEE right through YOUR TYPE. Your self-righteous, IDEALISM, and so-called MORALS just help YOU avoid the REALITIES of the world we live in.

My HEAD in the SAND !!?? Take a look around you ... we live in a world where a HUMAN BEING can be - in the name of a Patriot Act, or any other piece of STATE SANCTIONED paper - REMOVED from Society by other humans of YOUR SELF RIGHTEOUS, MORALLY SUPERIOR ilk. All perfectly, acceptable within YOUR MORAL CODE eh ?!

We live in a World where the so-called MORAL MAJORITY get FREE REIN over people like ME - who just want to LIVE and LET LIVE !!!

The fact that you can't APPRECIATE the efforts of another HUMAN BEING pursuing their dreams is a sad reflection on your own MEANINGLESS EXISTENCE.

It must feel GREAT to breath that rarified air in your little world ... but don't CONFUSE it with the REAL ONE I live in !!

I watched with my own eyes these men ACCOMPLISH somethings both RARE and SPECIAL ... how they did it is THEIR BUSINESS ... not yours or mine. NO matter how INDIGNANT you are about YOUR SPECIAL place in the world !!

Peace.
Brent, 2007-08-09 14:28:18

When Bonds fails a drug test then we can comdemn him, for now take care of yourselves and stop bickering. Don't you have lives?
Darren, 2007-08-09 13:05:35

In my lifetime I have seen baseball records fall that they said couldn't fall. Ricky Henderson beating Lou Brock's stolen base record, Mark McGwire beating Roger MAris' single season home run record and now Barry Bonds passing Hank Aaron's career home run record. This is an amazing time for us so we should enjoy it. For the record they test for 12 steroids in Major League Baseball and Barry Bonds has been tested and never failed. Get over it people! This is a GREAT feat! Plus he did it with a Canadian Maple bat made in Canada. Be proud!
Stephen, 2007-08-09 12:05:34

Barry broke the record, get over it. A-rod will break it next, roids induced of course. Records are made to be broken, that's what makes it so exciting. Congrats Barry!!!!!
Bob Myers, 2007-08-09 10:24:11

Holy cow Jimmy

What did you do to piss off Brent so much lol ? He needs to grow a thicker skin and not take things so personally.

Brent we all have our own opinions and can say how we feel about whatever topic we please.

Take a chill pill and relax. This is a comment section about Bonds and his use of steriods, not about you and your attempt to make us think like you. If you think using steroids is ok then I think it shows your mentality about winning at all costs.

We all like to win, no one plays to lose, but there are rules we all need to follow or there will be penalties we will be subjected to.

Jimmy maybe you shouldnt get so personal with people. I agree with you about being against steriods in sports, just lets keep our personal thoughts about each other to ourselves.
Darren, 2007-08-09 08:48:26

If Bonds is proven guilty of taking steroids, then people will have to take a different look at the record. If guilty, he still did nothing against the rules since there was no drug policy in place. Also, how can you only go after Bonds on this when other players were likely on something? How many more HRs would Bonds have hit if the pitchers did not have that extra 5 MPH on their steroid-induced fastball? How many more doubles or hits would Bonds have if that juiced outfielder did not have that extra step to run to the gap and catch a line drive?

Like him or not, you have to respect the 7-time MVP, gold glover, HR king. And of course, what other hitter in the history of the game has been feared as much as Bonds? Take a look at the number of walks and intentional walks. Steroids don't help you have an eye at the plate. Steroids will also not help you connect the bat to the ball.
Kevin Boston, 2007-08-09 08:24:31

Okay first off let's relish in teh fact that we saw Baseball history the other night. Love him or hate him you watched the highlights of the homerun.

I'm not a big Bonds fan but I will say this. All my life I've heard about Hank Aaron. I always wondered what it would be like to witness someone breaking that record. I finally did and while I'm skeptical aobut how it was done I still enjoyed it. I was actually proud of Bonds to tell you the truth.

Yes okay he almost 100% used steroids. So did McGwire, Sosa, Palmeiro, Giambi and others. Does that make it right? No. But MLB has gotten off the hook way too easy with this one. Lying never pays off. Bud Selig and the owners and the Union, turned a blind eye to players getting bigger and hitting large amount of Home Runs. Heck even George W. Bush knew about it in the early '90s when he owned the Texas Rangers.

Now if they didnt truly know aobut it they are dumb. Believe me, Selig and co. are not dumb. They just chose NOT to bring it up. So why is Bonds the only one that gets blackballed?

Yes he broke the single season record but so did McGwire and Sosa. Technically Roger Maris still has more Home Runs than any other steroid user. Aaron too for the all-time list. Now while that isnt fair Aaron can lay a big part of the blame on his close friend Selig. It is true if not for steroids Bonds wouldnt have hit 756. If you want to do some rough Math you can subtract about 15 HR's a year from 2000-'04. That's 75. Maybe even more if you want to take off more for his big year in '01. That still puts him within shouting distance of 700. Come one people, I dont like the scandals either, but its a LOT of peoples' fault in baseball not just one. Other than that we've witnessed an all-time great lately.
Phil Schlenker, 2007-08-09 08:23:01

Jimmy

Looks like you hit a nerve or 2 with Brent. He went off pretty good for you 2 not knowing each other, he took things a little to personally.

Brent we all are entitled to our own opinions just as you are. If you think steriods isnt a problem in pro sports you need to get your head out of that hole in the ground.

Using illegal substances is a matter of right and wrong and most of us know its wrong. Thats something our parents instill in us as we grow up to become responsible adults.

If you need to get your kicks by watching grown men play childrens games to be thrilled well good for you.

Last year in the NFL there were a few players caught using illegal substances and suspended for several games. Dont be so naive to think steriods are only being used in football. The reason football players are being caught is that they have a drug testing system in place, baseball doesnt.

If baseball had put it in place back in the 90's when steroids first started to come into play then baseball wouldnt be in this mess that it is today.

Players Like Bonds, McGwire, Clements, Palmero etc etc would have been caught and suspended and would have gotten them out of the sport.

Using illegal substances to get an unfair advantage over your opponent that isnt using is cheating.

If you dont realize that then go in living in your dream world where any thing goes.
Terry, 2007-08-09 08:10:16

Yor poll results say it all. white people want white heroes. They will never accept Bonds or Aaron as the homerun king. maybe Arod will pass the test. He could pass for white, hispanic will be close enough for them.


MickE, 2007-08-09 07:46:06

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