Friday, November 16, 2007

Finally, The (*)Bonds Era is Done


Now that Barry Bonds has been indicted on two counts- perjury and obstruction of justice, no team will sign the circus act to a one year contract for next season. This is good for baseball and anyone who cares that some semblance of honor and integrity be left in the game after the Bonds debacle (I love using one of my "inexplicably interesting" words in such conexts). Sure, there's lots wrong with baseball and every team and player has contributed (I'm as frustrated as the next guy that we- the Yanks- think A-Rod is worth $27 million per year...good night!), but the Barry Bonds mockery of our national game, the MLB authorities, his fellow players, and paying fans has been disgusting. I hope Bonds comes totally clean now. Nevertheless, there should ever be an asterisk near his name, although, FOX Sports Ken Rosenthal pointed out very poignantly in his article yesterday:
"Bonds, thanks to his surly personality, has built no such empire, even though he was the Michael Jordan of his sport. Fans wonder if a conviction would result in Selig placing an asterisk next to his records, but there would be no need. Bonds is a walking asterisk, a constant reminder of an unseemly era."

4 comments:

Sean Brandt said...

I only wish this had happened before the 2007 season...

AJF said...

I wish it happened before he "broke" Aaron's record.

Rick Calohan said...

Does this mean that Bonds will not be able to practice law in the state of Arkansas for five years?

Frontier Forest said...

I heard he is going to be Hillary’s running mate~!?