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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.