> BTW, Bonds *has* admitted to taking steroids (the clear and the cream)
> in this era. Even if his claims he didn't know what they were are
> true, he was still got the benefits of the steroids during that time.
i'll tell you what BARRY BONDS has admitted: he has "admitted" that he
is threatening to sue anyone who accuses him of using steroids.
i'm glad to see that BARRY BONDS has decided that he is tired of being
a punching bag for idiot sportswriters and commentators and has started
to take the attitude that those who want to accuse him had better either
produce some *evidence* or risk getting *sued*. i'm sick of reading
comments from complete morons who are making definitive statements based
on nothing more than a premise of "my gut tells me..."
>>the person holding all of these statistics is BARRY BONDS - who is
>>without *reasonable* doubt, the greatest home run hitter to ever play
>>major league baseball.
> Even if that were true, so?
so BARRY BONDS holds an impressive list of records.
you see, when aaron broke ruth's career home run record, there was much
consternation - people like you couldn't bear the though of having to
let go of your fantasies about how ruth was the greatest player to ever
play baseball. but after the shock wore off from ruth no longer holding
the career home run record. people then re-characterized aaron's career
to something along the following lines: it's not that aaron was a great
home run hitter, he never had an impressive number of home runs
*in any single season*, aaron was just a steady player who plugged along
until he got the career home run record. consequently, people
eventually ignored aaron's record and continued to hold ruth out as the
paragon of home-run hitting prowess.
BARRY BONDS doesn't afford you that luxury. BARRY BONDS is a great
hitter anyway you look at it - he simply holds too many records to try
to marginalize him based on his on-field performance. so half-wits like
you are left with little more than to assasinate bonds' character (and
by inference, hold ruth up as some kind of saint) to try to salvage some
justification for wanting to keep ruth on some kind of baseball
as an aside, i found it amusing that as BARRY BONDS approached aaron's
career home run record, there was this sudden praise for henry aaron -
largely from people who had *completely ignored* his accomplishment
until recently. it wasn't like they were actually trying to praise
aaron - they were just trying to knock down BARRY BONDS.
>>the best that these half-wits can offer is a concocted "games/home run"
>>statistic. keep in mind that *nobody* every considered such a statistic
>>when ruth held the record for career home runs - it was only invented
>>after he no longer held the record.
> The didn't need it before Ruth held the HR record because he would
> have crushed other player's HR records.
...which means that the games/home run statistic was secondary because
if it weren't people would have been talking about ruth's games/home
run statistic all along *instead* of talking about his career home run
> Oh, and Bonds never outhomered multiple *teams* in any season.
bonds has outhomered, in a single season, *every* individual who has
*ever* played major league baseball. a player can't control what other
players, or teams, do - but he can influence his own performance -
that's what counts. all that your comment reflects is yet another
desparate attempt to discount BARRY BONDS, the greatest home run hitter
to ever play major league baseball.