Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Fraud

Baroid the Steroid
Does this mean there
won't be any cake?
Stop the presses, Barry Bonds used steroids! San Francisco Chronicle reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams will publish a book entitled “Game of Shadows”, which is reported to do what every person on the planet already knew – that Bonds is a roid junkie and a fraud.

The two authors claim that Baroid the Steroid used a variety of substances which were provided in several forms. Bonds is reported to have introduced performance enhancing substances in just about every way, shape or form. He injected himself with a syringe, took injections from former trainer Greg Anderson, ingested pills, put liquid drops under his tongue and rubbing cream on his skin.

An excerpt of the book appears in the March 13 issue of Sports Illustrated. SI also dedicated the cover of the issue to the story, which seems fitting as the start of the 2006 season approaches. Bonds is just 6 home runs shy of catching Babe Ruth and 47 shy of Hank Aarons all time mark, and baseball simply wasn’t prepared to deal with this scandal. The book forces the subject.

The amusing part is that Baroid thought he could take a year off and let the whole scandal fade away, so that he could enjoy the accolades of breaking the greatest record in baseball. The timing of the book’s release may save baseball from one of the biggest shams of all time, assuming MLB does something about it.

Surprisingly, MLB.com actually ran a story on their website, albeit buried in the “News” section of the site. Every other sports media site has the story front and center. Only time will tell if Bud Selig and MLB has the stones to do the right thing and kick Baroid out of the league and wipe all his personal stats from the record books.

Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports writes one of the best editorials on the subject. An excerpt of the book can be found on SI.com

1 Comments:

Blogger Scott said...

Re the Barry Bonds story, I'm sick of SI's hypocrisy. They lament the fall of the sports hero like's its some kind of new phenomenon. I take SI writer Phil Taylor to task in my blog essay, read it at http://mymountain.blogspot.com/2006/03/si-lament-there-are-no-more-heros.html

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