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  • What if Barry Bonds was White?

    by John W. Lillpop
    Mar 13, 2006

    http://www.postchronicle.com/news/sp...21210231.shtml

    The joy of a new baseball season is again being overshadowed by reports about Barry Bonds & steroids. Steroids talk will probably dominate media reports all summer as Bonds seeks to pass Babe Ruth & Hank Aaron & become the most prolific homer run slugger in history.
    Despite his prosperity, Bonds regards himself as a victim of white racism. On more than one occasion, Bonds has dismissed media criticism by dragging out the R word.

    But one wonders: How would a white Bonds fare? Does the name Pete Rose provide a clue about how a white superstar with integrity issues might be treated?

    A more relevant question: How would leaders in the Black Community & those in the liberal media react if a white ball player with Bonds' alleged steroid history was about to dethrone Hank Aaron, a black icon?

    Think about it.

    I had never really related Pete Rose in this way.
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    I don't think of Bonds as a black dude or Aaron being a black icon. I think of Aaron as BASEBALL icon and Bonds as a smarmy, cheating piece of llama poo, just like Mark Donkey poo McGuire and Rafy turtle poo Palmeiro and anyone else big or small who is a juicer, black, green or tie-dye.
    Last edited by Elvis; 03-13-2006, 10:23 PM.

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    • #3
      McGwire could have been the one approaching Aaron's record had he chose to go the same route as Bonds. He could easily have hit 100 home runs in two seasons to move closer. I think he would have handled the mess differently, and probably retired rather than erase Aaron's home run record.
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      • #4
        When McGwire was in court and said "I'm not here to talk about the past", he took just as much crap from fans and tv personalities as Bonds is now

        people just have short term memories i guess

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        • #5
          Originally posted by blackout805
          When McGwire was in court and said "I'm not here to talk about the past", he took just as much crap from fans and tv personalities as Bonds is now

          people just have short term memories i guess
          I don't remember it being quite like this and my memory is pretty good.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by blackout805
            When McGwire was in court and said "I'm not here to talk about the past", he took just as much crap from fans and tv personalities as Bonds is now

            people just have short term memories i guess
            he took a lot of crap for about a week and then it was pretty much forgotten. It was more making fun of him than actually "hating him" that Barry gets.

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            • #7
              basically Bonds is a jerk no matter what color he is.And there you have it.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by runningshoes53
                by John W. Lillpop
                Mar 13, 2006

                http://www.postchronicle.com/news/sp...21210231.shtml




                I had never really related Pete Rose in this way.
                What exactly is the point?
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by blackout805
                  When McGwire was in court and said "I'm not here to talk about the past", he took just as much crap from fans and tv personalities as Bonds is now

                  people just have short term memories i guess
                  no way did he take as much crap as Bonds. McGwire is a piece of crap and ran away from it all, instead of manning up. Bonds is still here, and until he is charged with anything, he will still be around. All you folks that are calling for Bonds to retire, do you find it funny that he has not been charged with anything. Did he do it? I don't know, put if he did why are they not taking action?

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                  • #10
                    bonds is still here cause hes trying to get something.dont make him out to be mr standup guy.lol...

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                    • #11
                      Anyway you want to color him his is an a******.
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                      • #12
                        Barry and his fans can cry "racism" all they want. He's the one approaching the career HR record. Unlike McGwire or Sosan, neither of whom have 600 jacks, Bonds was already a Hall of Famer, having hit 400 dingers and stolen 400 bases before he hit 73 jacks.

                        If you act the way he does and are strongly linked to the people he is mentioned with, then you'll get that flack.

                        Barry's case isn't too close to McGwire's or Sosa's, but they've both been run through the mud also.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by RuthMayBond
                          What exactly is the point?
                          You'll have to ask the author that one.

                          I just came across it and wanted to know what everyone thought.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Elvis9045
                            I don't think of Bonds as a black dude or Aaron being a black icon. I think of Aaron as BASEBALL icon and Bonds as a smarmy, cheating piece of llama poo, just like Mark Donkey poo McGuire and Rafy turtle poo Palmeiro and anyone else big or small who is a juicer, black, green or tie-dye.
                            EXACTLY. Couldn't have said it better myself. This isn't about race and only dreck like Stephen A. Smith would try to make it that. Bonds is a surly, self-involved pice of crap. And a cheater and liar. As was McGwire. What makes Sammy Sosa a little less of a villain is the fact that he's a nice guy, unlike the other two.

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                            • #15
                              McGwire ran away from what? The game? He hit .187 his last year, so it's obvous he didn't have much left.

                              Ran away from Congress? What good could have come from him admitting anything. And speaking of that dog and pony show, why wasn't Bonds there? Or Sheffield? Or Giambi? If it was supposed to be about finding users, those guys would have been there. That wasn't the point, and when the congressmen went on a witchhunt, McGwire stuck to his guys.

                              The big difference between McGwire and Bonds is that there is no proof that McGwire used steroids, where it appears that there is finally some real proof against Bonds.

                              Personality goes a long way....way beyond race....1998 was a blast, and it didn't matter to 99% of the fans if McGwire or Sosa set the record. When Bonds broke the record, there was none of that fun, and a lot of it was because of Bonds personality.
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