Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Bonds still the best? (I think so) 

A day after the shocking loss of Kirby Puckett, it's become officially unofficially official that one Barry Bonds is blasting 'roids.

I'll say it again, even before he was using steroids he was the best player in baseball history, if not right there with Mays and Mantle. It's a shame that he felt the need to pad his HR numbers as he was a perrenial MVP for years and in no danger of falling away from that status. Beyond power, I'm still not convinced that those enhancers increase his skill-level at all. But cheating is cheating, I suppose, and this article notes that the substances being taken by Bonds were illegal even in 1998. Too bad. He may be a royal asshole, but he's still the greatest baseball player of at least the modern era, if not all time.

It's even more of a shame that this "scandal" is overshadowing the passing of Puckett, one of the greats who really all but fell out of public consciousness after his retirement.

Hey, know what no one is paying attention to? The World Baseball Classic.

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