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"Has he been singled out? Absolutely. and he should be singled out. He will own the two most revered statistics in baseball; a sport that reveres its statistics above all other sports, and his statistics are patently bogus."

"He has benefited from unnatural enhancement of physical attributes and deserves zero respect of accomplishment."

He also got done telling a story about a guy that ate 11 bratwurst in a 9 inning game.

This is awesome. They're barely reporting the game going on, but you can hear glove pops and bat cracks in the background.

"If they don't stand up and cheer when he gets 756 it's merely a judgment of the fans that that achievement does not deserve to be honored because there is neither honor nor personal achievement inherent in the act."

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"Harry Caray was able to say things that would cause other broadcaster to be removed from the booth. Things like 'Hey, how does a Mexican guy lose a ball in the Sun?' would have me out of a job before the end of the inning. With Harry that kind of stuff was just grandfathered in."

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Bob Costas is a guy I've always respected and liked.

Nothing he says here has changed that. Should he, as a public figure, been a little more discreet? Perhaps for the sake of his public image, but I for one appreciate the honesty. Not to mention that I completely agree with his comments (regarding Barry... never really heard much from Harry Caray, except that his favourite planet's the sun :) ).

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I don't think you can go "too far" when discussing Barry Bonds. In fact, I don't think anybody ever goes far enough. Way to go, Bob!

And Harry Caray was too senile to know what the hell he was saying. I remember one game, when a Cubs' pitcher was taken out and he asked Steve Stone if that guy could come back into the game later. Steve kinda chuckled and said, "No, Harry."

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A sportscaster freely speaking his mind and not coming across as a dope.

What a concept.

Bob Costas is a guy I've always respected and liked.

Nothing he says here has changed that. Should he, as a public figure, been a little more discreet? Perhaps for the sake of his public image, but I for one appreciate the honesty. Not to mention that I completely agree with his comments (regarding Barry... never really heard much from Harry Caray, except that his favourite planet's the sun :) ).

I don't think you can go "too far" when discussing Barry Bonds. In fact, I don't think anybody ever goes far enough. Way to go, Bob!

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I'm sick and tired of people who seemed like they're brainwashed by the media rants (fans) or people who who are calling for a witchhunt (Costas) of Barry Bonds. Has anyone heard of "Innocent before proven guilty"? We had to go through the whole fiasco with Duke lacrosse team and I know there were a lot of people calling for them to get justice including myself but it was proven the didn't commit the act and it hasn't been proven that Bonds did either. Costas is entitled to his right of "free speech" but be a man. Say it nationally not at an Iowa Cubs game. 'Way to go, Bob!" Great another media head trashing Bonds with what proof? Media has the majority of fans on a leash (not necessarily saying you guys)and were they are just following their trails. I'm not going to be a media puppet neither am I going to judge someone (Bonds) whose only guilt is the accusations of fans and a media that doesn't little to no good.

People should be ashamed by the way they going on accusations and before knowing the truth especially by accusations fueled by the media.

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A sportscaster freely speaking his mind and not coming across as a dope.

What a concept.

Bob Costas is a guy I've always respected and liked.

Nothing he says here has changed that. Should he, as a public figure, been a little more discreet? Perhaps for the sake of his public image, but I for one appreciate the honesty. Not to mention that I completely agree with his comments (regarding Barry... never really heard much from Harry Caray, except that his favourite planet's the sun :) ).

I don't think you can go "too far" when discussing Barry Bonds. In fact, I don't think anybody ever goes far enough. Way to go, Bob!

:blink:

I'm sick and tired of people who seemed brainwashed (fans) or people who who are calling for a witchhunt (Costas). Has anyone heard of "Innocent before proven guilty"? We had to go through the whole fiasco with Duke lacrosse team and I know there were a lot of people calling for them to get justice including myself but it was proven the didn't commit the act and it hasn't been proven that Bonds did either. Costas is entitled to his right of "free speech" but be a man. Say it nationally not at an Iowa Cubs game. 'Way to go, Bob!" Great another media head trashing Bonds with what proof? Media has us fans on a leash and were just following their trails. I'm not going to be a media puppet neither am I going to judge someone (Bonds) whose only guilt is the accusations on brainwashed fans and a media that isn't any good.

People should be ashamed by the way they going on accusations and before knowing the truth especially by accusations fueled by the media.

If you don't believe he's juiced i have a bridge in Brooklyn i'd LOVE to sell you...

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A sportscaster freely speaking his mind and not coming across as a dope.

What a concept.

Bob Costas is a guy I've always respected and liked.

Nothing he says here has changed that. Should he, as a public figure, been a little more discreet? Perhaps for the sake of his public image, but I for one appreciate the honesty. Not to mention that I completely agree with his comments (regarding Barry... never really heard much from Harry Caray, except that his favourite planet's the sun :) ).

I don't think you can go "too far" when discussing Barry Bonds. In fact, I don't think anybody ever goes far enough. Way to go, Bob!

:blink:

I'm sick and tired of people who seemed brainwashed (fans) or people who who are calling for a witchhunt (Costas). Has anyone heard of "Innocent before proven guilty"? We had to go through the whole fiasco with Duke lacrosse team and I know there were a lot of people calling for them to get justice including myself but it was proven the didn't commit the act and it hasn't been proven that Bonds did either. Costas is entitled to his right of "free speech" but be a man. Say it nationally not at an Iowa Cubs game. 'Way to go, Bob!" Great another media head trashing Bonds with what proof? Media has us fans on a leash and were just following their trails. I'm not going to be a media puppet neither am I going to judge someone (Bonds) whose only guilt is the accusations on brainwashed fans and a media that isn't any good.

People should be ashamed by the way they going on accusations and before knowing the truth especially by accusations fueled by the media.

If you don't believe he's juiced i have a bridge in Brooklyn i'd LOVE to sell you...

You're just going on his appearance. I never said he didn't take steroids but MLB, ESPN, and all those media and government blockheads haven't proven he did and I know you haven't seen any of drugs test because if you did you would have went public with it. Neither I have seen anything or anyone else. So for now it's just hearsay.

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The anger towards Bonds stems largely from the stench of the Balco trials and investigation, not from "speculation".

That said, I really don't think steroids is a big deal, but that's just me. I don't hate Bonds because of steroids, because baseball has been ripe with cheating since DAY ONE. Also I think steroids can be used safely, if it was out of the closet and administered, monitored with sufficient medical expertise.

My beef with Bonds is not steroids, my beef is that he's a nasty jerk. I mean a real jerk. He's abusive to fans, to reporters, to fellow players and just about everyone that loves the game. He's arrogant, self-centered and abusive. Hell, he even abandoned the union, and negotiates licensing deals separately for extra cash, for baseball cards and the works, all of which robs player's pensions and other funds used by the player's association.

He's very hard to like as a person, so why should I root for him to break the record?

Hank Aaron was easy to root for. Bonds is just so hard to like, not because of race, but because of his personality and his arrogance.

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The anger towards Bonds stems largely from the stench of the Balco trials and investigation, not from "speculation".

That said, I really don't think steroids is a big deal, but that's just me. I don't hate Bonds because of steroids, because baseball has been ripe with cheating since DAY ONE. Also I think steroids can be used safely, if it was out of the closet and administered, monitored with sufficient medical expertise.

My beef with Bonds is not steroids, my beef is that he's a nasty jerk. I mean a real jerk. He's abusive to fans, to reporters, to fellow players and just about everyone that loves the game. He's arrogant, self-centered and abusive. Hell, he even abandoned the union, and negotiates licensing deals separately for extra cash, for baseball cards and the works, all of which robs player's pensions and other funds used by the player's association.

He's very hard to like as a person, so why should I root for him to break the record?

Hank Aaron was easy to root for. Bonds is just so hard to like, not because of race, but because of his personality and his arrogance.

Agreed. I'm not much of a hater on Bonds because of the steroid speculation, I'm a hater because the dude is an ass. Snazel put all of the reasons why he's an ass in his post. But I will give him this: Steroids might bulk you up, but since when does steroids help one hit a ball? I could take all the steroids in the world, and I'd probably still suck at hitting a little white ball going 90 mph. If you are a good hitter, then you are a good hitter, that's that. So yeah, I say the record would be legit. Just a shame that the person with the most ass-ish personality had to be the one to do it.

That being said...can't stand Bob Costas. I don't know what it is, but I just feel the need to flip the channel everytime the guy is on TV.

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That said, I really don't think steroids is a big deal, but that's just me. I don't hate Bonds because of steroids, because baseball has been ripe with cheating since DAY ONE. Also I think steroids can be used safely, if it was out of the closet and administered, monitored with sufficient medical expertise.

Bingo.

Steroids wouldn't affect the eye-hand coordination to hit a pitch.

My beef with Barry Bonds (and MLB) is that they don't limit (unless there's a recent rule change I haven't heard about) the amount of protectional padding a batter can wear. Bonds and other players have no reason to back off the plate since all the padding they wear softens the blows they receive when they get hit by pitches. Also, pitchers are handcuffed now since they're fearful of receiving fines/suspensions for pitches the Commissioner's Office deems offensive.

Homerun numbers were up because of the amount of padding batters can wear, smaller ballparks, diluted pitching talent, and tightly-wound baseballs. Not because of steroids.

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Bonds just looks too fat and worn out to be pumping heavily. If he was the user everyone thinks he is, he'd be ripped. I'm not saying he is clear, but Bonds isn't a Conseco-type user.

Not that you've had a clue to date, but you should use the past tense here.

User he WAS.

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Homerun numbers were up because of the amount of padding batters can wear, smaller ballparks, diluted pitching talent, and tightly-wound baseballs. Not because of steroids.

well, lets hope your right brother.

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I have to be honest, I had no idea Costas does Iowa Cubs games....

He was in town to do a lecture at Drake University in the evening. Imagine my surprise when I was listening to the game and went "I know that voice..." He just dropped by Principal park to do a few innings since he had some time to kill. the man is fan of the sport.

And for anyone to compare Barry Bonds to the Duke Lacrosse players is irresponsible. Everybody knows those guys are innocent while everyone knows Barry Bonds is guilty. No direct smoking gun evidence(well, until we see the Balco stuff in the open), sure; but a mountain of circumstantial evidence points to the only logical conclusion.

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Steroids might bulk you up, but since when does steroids help one hit a ball? I could take all the steroids in the world, and I'd probably still suck at hitting a little white ball going 90 mph.

If you or I took steroids we wouldn't be able to hit a 90 mph fastball because we haven't any baseball talent. Steroids don't create talent, they enhance talent. Bonds is immensely talented and steroids immensely enhanced that talent.

With regard to Costas's remarks, I'm impressed that he said it.

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And for anyone to compare Barry Bonds to the Duke Lacrosse players is irresponsible. Everybody knows those guys are innocent while everyone knows Barry Bonds is guilty. No direct smoking gun evidence(well, until we see the Balco stuff in the open), sure; but a mountain of circumstantial evidence points to the only logical conclusion.

But a mountain (perhaps a molehill) of circumstantial evidence pointed to the Duke guys. It might not be the best analogy, but I don't think it's nearly as out of bounds as you think.

Anyway, I like Barry Bonds. I don't mind that he's surly. I think it would be fun to be a surly ball-player.

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