Thursday, June 08, 2006

The HGH Secret is Out

I've really been bugged over the past few months by talk from some sports writers that the steroid over is something that can be put in the past and now we can watch baseball without worrying about drugs, when that is completely not the case. Today's revelations with Jason Grimsley (a middle reliever for goodness' sake) seemed to wake up a lot of people to the fact that there is this thing called HGH that builds muscle mass rapidly and can't be tested. And the lesson to me isn't that you need to be incredibly vigilant. The lesson is deal with it. Stop vilifying Bonds as if he is the second coming of Satan and accept that's just the way it is now. Don't be a hypocrite as far as wanting games a certain way and then condemning to eternal damnation the people who are either too stupid or too famous and end up getting caught.


Blogger 17Haze said...

No Barry Bonds should still be vilified. And this is the reason why...Barry Bonds was a Hall of Famer before he took steroids. He didn't need to take them. He was already a superstar. He did it because of jealousy. Grimsley was just a middle reliever who was trying to hang on in the game. Now that doesn't make it right, but I don't think its as a big deal as Bonds.

Barry Bonds changed the history of baseball as did Mark McGwire. They both should be villified in my opinion. Bonds changes games on his own almost every game, almost every time he steps in the batter's box. I don't think Jason Grimsley or many others have that effect on a baseball game.

One more thing is that right now it seems that Jason Grimsley has admitted to what he did. Barry Bonds said he never knew what he used which is ludacris. I think if Bonds just would be a man and admit that he did these drugs he wouldn't be villified so much.

10:00 AM  
Anonymous Phil said...

You're probably right, but it's at least possible Bonds started on PEDs before he had a Hall of Fame resume. He could, in theory, have gotten on steroids anytime before 1998 even though "Game of Shadows" alleges that's when Bonds' use began.

7:16 PM  
Blogger Todd Martin said...

Just to clarify, I'm not saying Bonds is a great guy or even defending him much. I just view the media as making Bonds this gigantic target, and mainly laying off the likes of McGwire and company. I'm not terribly sympathetic to Bonds individually.

8:53 PM  
Blogger 17Haze said...

I can see what your saying. But I think the reason Bonds gets more heat is because all the other high profile names are out of the spotlight. McGwire, Sosa and Palmerio are all retired. I think they should be catching just as much heat but b/c there not in the public eye its like they are getting a free pass and Bonds has to take all the heat.

But in my opinion Bonds has brought a lot of the heat toward himself. He's been a mean guy all his career. I don't know if you ever watched the ESPN show "Bonds on Bonds" but on that show you can just tell how arrogant of a man he is. So is he getting the heat unfairly? Maybe, but he has brought it on himself.

But thanks for clarifying, I was beginning to think you were a Bonds apologist.

9:09 AM  

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