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He probably just switched his juicing routine to be more consistent with what the cycling folks prefer. If he didn't go into cycling I wonder what his next choice would have been? I'm guessing professional wrestling.
Why would baseball want its greatest living player to be around the game ?
barry was an egotistical supadupa stah
About the only people in baseball who talk trash on Bonds are people who are rather notorious for being arrogant full of themselves arseholes who might very well be upset that the uppity black bastard has the gall to be his own man.
Barry BondsTy Cobb seemed like a typical player, other than he was one of the greatest players of all time and he did not like the media for a whole variety of reasons (and they returned that dislike). Some players and coaches he got along with, and others he did not.
Barry Bonds seemed like a typical player, other than he was one of the greatest players of all time and he did not like the media for a whole variety of reasons (and they returned that dislike). Some players and coaches he got along with, and others he did not.
Pretending he was some sort of world class jerk or whatever is just not supported by what we know.
you know, if barry came out as the crazy crab for one random night of the season it very well might go down as the greatest thing ever. of all time. ever.
But there's enough to support he wasn't garden variety either, particularly in his younger days.
Barry Bonds was considered a jerk when he was playing
Didn't Bonds offer to pay for the education of the children of that guy who was assaulted at Dodger stadium?
But most of his jerkiness comes from one place. When he was young, he realized some people had taken advantage of his father's talents, and to a lesser extent, the same thing happened to Willie Mays. Barry made the decision early on that no one would ever get over on him like that. So unless he trusts you, he's paranoid that you're trying to exploit him. That's a big part of his problem with the media. He views them as vultures who make a living off of people like him. You can also see this attitude with the people he gets along with. He's great and generous with kids in need because he doesn't fear their motives, and he loves talking to great players like Joe Morgan.
I can only imagine how a school-aged Barry felt reading in the papers that his dad, an immensely talented player in his own right, was a "malingerer" and a disappointment at every stop in his career. I'm sure Barry's personal view of sports "journalists" was forged at a very young age.
Could the all-sweetie team beat the all-####### team?
I don't think so... who does the all-sweetie team have?
Let's see, the ####### team...
3B Dick Allen
SP Carlton, maybe?
SP Kevin Brown
I don't think Bonds or Rodriguez belong on the ####### team, but if you add them that's a hell of a lineup.
Not sure if Leo Durocher is a good enough player to be on the team at shortstop, but personality-wise he fits the bill..
He doesn't seem to particularly get along well with anyone, he's got a crap ton of insecurities, and he just comes off as well... weird.
All-Bunghole HoF Team:
3B Wade Boggs or Pie Traynor**
**The only living (at the time) HoFer who refused to respond to an mailed autograph request from a 12 year old boy I knew. He finally got the autograph by sending Traynor a registered letter with a return receipt. The letter read, "Ha, ha, got your autograph!"
It's probably not a coincidence that the first names that pop to mind for an "All Nice Guy HoF team" are from the time before 24/7 media intrusion and chipmunk journalism:
Now if you want a weird team as a new third group then ARod is definitely on that team. I suspect they will get beat by both the other teams, but they would be pretty interesting. Basically I think he is much more weird than asshat, and so does not belong with the jerks.
Now if you want a weird team as a new third group then ARod is definitely on that team.
DDS** Carl Everett
**Designated Dinosaur Slayer
* His first post-baseball obsession was hunting, but as a result of his felony conviction he can no longer own any dangerous weapon. Apparently he had to get a special court order to allow him to possess baseball bats.
Don Stanhouse ("Stan the Man Unusual") has got to be on the all-weird team.
Brooks Robinson has to be on the nice guy team.
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