More misleading statements. Come on TR I know you are better than this. Yes, Bonds averaged less than 40 early in his career. But that is completely misleading "fact". Bonds started his career in the 1986. From 1986-1992 here here are the NL HR leaders
Originally Posted by TRfromBR
1986-37, 31, 31, 29, 27
1987-49, 44, 39, 37, 36
1988-39, 30, 29, 29, 27
1989:47, 36, 34, 34, 30
1990-40, 37, 35, 33, 33
1991-38, 34, 32, 31, 31
1992-35, 34, 33, 27, 27
From 1986-1992 no one was hitting 40 HRs year in and year out. In those seven seasons there were just four 40 HR seasons.
You didn't even address my question. If Anderson did indeed use PEDs why didn't he contune to hit HRs? Also, my point about 1994 was by then Bonds had legit 40-50 HR power before he used PEDs.
Anderson's 50 HR season was a direct result of heavy steroid use ... just as Bonds' biggest HR seasons were.
The more I think about it Hafner is the perfect modern comp for Ruth. Hafner is a big body (6'3", 240 lb), lefty, great eye and has been the one of the top 2-3 hitters in the AL in the past four seasons. How is that a insult to Ruth?
You say Carlos Lee and Travis Hafner were as good as or better than Babe Ruth?
I'd better go get some coffee.
Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis