Originally Posted by Minqua
But here is the thing Packie , you are a Giants fan, and whether intentional or not, it comes off as you defending Bonds and saying that he should be treated better. As others have said with his terrible persona and reputation as being a jerk to his teammates, and the fact that he is the poster boy of the Steroid era, he will never ever be given any slack, and who cares if its fair or not. He brought it all on himself and deserves whatever bitter pill he has to swallow. I have no empathy for him, call me a hypocrite if you like, but he spent his whole career with a "who cares about the fans" attitude so he is getting it back. Who cares about Barry Bonds. He's just a cheat.
Personally you are doing yourself a disservice by baring a torch for this guy. He wouldn't piss on you if you were on fire.
Great player with all the talent in the world, but he was just too big of an asshole for people to let it slide.
Blame him for the way he is treated, not us.
Well, you're right about one thing; I am a Giants fan. However, I can't emphasize this enough: I DON'T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT BARRY BONDS.
I know he's a jerk to the sports media and he's lukewarm at best towards the fans. I have never ever cared about him as a person, other than I find his baseball story to be interesting. That's it. He was a great player, the best I have ever seen(I did see Mays play, but I was too young to really have seen him play), but when it's all said and done, my Giants still have no ring to show for the city they play for right now. That is all that I have ever truly cared about. San Francisco is about to embark upon half a century without a championship...dire, dire stuff.
I'm not carrying a torch for Bonds. My thing is wielding the spotlight on others, the fans from other cities who are hypocrites for beating him up while all around them are players from their own team that are on the juice.
If people want to hate him for being a jerk, I have NO PROBLEM with them. But...TO BE FAIR...all I'm saying is, Bonds faced pitchers, he played against other teams that were taking the juice. The pitcher(Clay Hensley) Barry hit his 755th home run was a pitcher that failed a steroid drug test. That same San Diego pitcher watched his own fans boo Bonds interminably during that series and that game. They called Bonds a cheater and that his 20 years of accomplishments were shit, yet this pitcher knew in his own heart that he himself had decided to cheat by using steroids. Did the fans know? Probably not. They certainly cheered for him when he got Bonds out.
I said it at the time and I'll continue to say it by using this thread as showcase to highlight the hypocrisy as and when I see it. Fans act as if he's the only guy to use it. I'm calling out the reactionary knuckleheads and internet profiteers.
I'm not fighting Barry's fight, I'm showcasing other people's hypocrisy and I don't care how it makes me look.
It will be interesting to watch the fans of his next team. I want to see if they'll still boo his ass once he hits 25 plus home runs as a DH.
Barry will get his commupence in time. Just like another Bay Area asshole, Rick Barry. Maybe there's something about the Barry name?