[QUOTE=casstommy;265669]X, I think your opinion of Bonds is coloring your perception a little. Cobb was one of, if not the meanest bastard in the history of sports. The man was a huge racist, beat women, fought a handicapped man, pulled a knife and shanked a man, would make fighting fans sort of a hobby. He was hated by his own teammates, opponents, and pretty much anyone who ever spent more than a few minutes with him.
Barry is a surly cry baby who took steriods. There is a pretty big difference.[/QUOTE]
While I don’t disagree with your assessment of Cobb, I don’t know enough about his off-the-field activities to label him other than I did.
Bonds is a litle more than a surly crybaby. Don’t let your admiration of him cloud your perception.
[QUOTE=stonedcoldken]It was leaked ILLEGALLY.
Anything we find out ILLEGALLY, we are to pretend we don’t know about. That’s how the law works.
Just like that WA State Rep. who was outed had to resign, he shouldn’t because the person who outed him is being sued for Blackmail. You can’t hold against someone stuff found out ILLEGALLY. [/QUOTE]
Does this mean that it did not happen? Bonds took steroids, admitted it under oath, and lied/is still lying about not knowing that they were steroids. Game of Shadows is not a fictional novel. Barry’s ex-girlfriend has also stated many times that he was taking the juice and why. Given all these facts and admissions, even without the grand jury testimony, it’s still an easy conclusion to draw. If you need a final nail in the coffin, Bonds’ hat size has grown about 5 sizes in the last 10 years. Normal adults’ heads do not grow like that.
[QUOTE=BiscuitPants04]i just picked this post to quote off out of many…but i have a SIMPLE question for all the haters. was it against the rules of baseball at the alledged time of consuming roids of some sort? and while it has been against the rules and testing has been in place…has barry tested positive?[/QUOTE]
A memorandum was sent out by Faye Vincent in 1991 stating that the use of steroids were illegal. Prior to that time, the use was illegal by law but not against the rules of baseball. Thus, the steroids Bonds have consumed during the last 5-10 years were illegal by law AND were against the rules of baseball. This is from a blog, but states what I’ve seen on ESPn and other sports news shows.
[QUOTE]Commissioner Fay Vincent sent the clubs a memo in 1991 reminding them that [B]players were forbidden from taking any illegal substance[/B]. He specifically mentions steroids in the memo and encouraged the clubs to take a get-tough policy on players thought to be using steroids.
What could a team have done if it suspected a player of using steroids? Probably nothing. Vincent simply wanted to be on the record as letting the clubs know[B] that steroid use was against the rules[/B] and that they shouldn’t be afraid to confront a player.
[URL=http://gettingpaidtowatch.blogspot.com/2006/03/faye-vincent-banned-steroids-in-1991.html][B][U]Blog: Faye Vincent Banned Steroids in 1991 Memo [/U][/B][/URL]
The testing ordeal is a whole saga until itself. There have been recent allegations that MLB has been tipping off the star players when their “random” test was coming up. This coupled with the team revenue issues have just completely turned me off to baseball. The players and owners have ruined the game for anybody who loves the purity of the game. An independent Commishioner is needed and one that has some balls.