I will not cheer for Barry Bonds tonight because I am a Mets fan, and Bonds plays for the SF Giants, but I will say this: I’ll boo Barry Bonds the day that someone PROVES that he has done steroids. Until then, I will hope he breaks Aaron’s record. Besides, it will be nice to see someone become the new Home Run King in my era. Just because of suspicion doesn’t mean newspapers, fans, and other baseball people should say “I hope Bonds doesn’t break Aaron’s record because he used steroids.”
If the Mets fans are aiming to boo Bonds tonight, well then I sure better hear plenty of booing going around tomorrow when Guillermo Mota comes off his 60-day suspension for using steroids. At least he was proven to use steroids.
Oh, and Bud Selig needs to deal with the reporters and go to the game Bonds breaks the record at. Why would a commish miss that?
Shaun Powell of Newsday in New York wrote that Selig has no choice but to be there even though he and Aaron are close friends and even though Aaron has made it clear he won’t be around to pass the torch to Bonds.
“Bonds has never been proved guilty of anything, even with our strong suspicions,” Powell wrote.
For all of you out there who just thought “that is not true,” well here you go: Barry Bonds said that trainer Greg Anderson gave him a cream in 2003 that nobody thought was steroids, but it turned out it was. The reason that Bonds was using this cream was for his arthritis