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  • Shock of the Century: Bonds Bows Out!

    I can't believe it, but Barry Bonds is not going to play in the WBC.

    In completely unrelated news, the WBC will be testing for steroids under the more rigorous World Anti-Doping Agency standards.

    In even more unrelated news, Jason Giambi, Lance Berkman and Gary "Cream" Sheffield have announced that are all going to be ironing their socks from March 3 - 20.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Bonus
    I can't believe it, but Barry Bonds is not going to play in the WBC.

    In completely unrelated news, the WBC will be testing for steroids under the more rigorous World Anti-Doping Agency standards.

    In even more unrelated news, Jason Giambi, Lance Berkman and Gary "Cream" Sheffield have announced that are all going to be ironing their socks from March 3 - 20.
    I am not surprised by the news. In fact, I am waiting to see how many others withdraw from the WBC. So much for competing for your country and testing positive for some substance.

    He is another USA defector.

    He has been on the run for the last year!

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    • #3
      Shock of the century?

      I hope that was tounge in cheek.
      Last edited by runningshoes; 01-24-2006, 02:44 AM.
      "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."
      Carl Yastrzemski

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      • #4
        He doesn't want to risk injury - but then why is he trying out for the 'Powderpuff Girls'
        "A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." ~Humphrey Bogart

        No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference. ~Tommy Lasorda

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        • #5
          Originally posted by DownUnderDodger
          He doesn't want to risk injury - but then why is he trying out for the 'Powderpuff Girls'

          Risk an injury? Is more than that... Simple, doesn't want to be tested...
          Licey campeĆ³n today and always!

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          • #6
            The whole WBC thing is a farce anyway.
            Buck O'Neil: The Monarch of Baseball

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            • #7
              to think that wada testing is why bonds bowed out seems unreasonable to me.
              it was known before players announced their intentions of playing that wada-style testing was included in the wbc tournament.
              "you don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. just get people to stop reading them." -ray bradbury

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              • #8
                Originally posted by west coast orange and black
                to think that wada testing is why bonds bowed out seems unreasonable to me.
                it was known before players announced their intentions of playing that wada-style testing was included in the wbc tournament.
                Yes, and nows he's done a flip flop.

                What better way to fool the audience?
                "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."
                Carl Yastrzemski

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                • #9
                  bonds has changed his mind many many times, so this is nothing new.
                  maybe his first announcement was heart-induced, and this one is more rational. i dunno.
                  "you don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. just get people to stop reading them." -ray bradbury

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                  • #10
                    Lance Berkman!

                    How about Lance Berkman? He is going to have a knee surgery and won't be ready for the WBC. However, he will be ready for the Spring Training which is about the same time as the WBC. Very interesting!



                    http://houston.astros.mlb.com/NASApp...=.jsp&c_id=hou

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Licey Fan
                      Risk an injury? Is more than that... Simple, doesn't want to be tested...
                      And you know this how?
                      Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                      • #12
                        17 january was the roster deadline for federations competing in the wbc.
                        it was also the start date of the wbc out-of-competition testing of the players.

                        upon a first positve test result, players are hit with a two-year suspension from international competition, but their names are not announced to the public.

                        curiously, it is possible for a player currently on a wbc team roster to *remove himself* from wbc play and simply not participate in international competition for the next two years... and no one would know about the positive test result.
                        "you don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. just get people to stop reading them." -ray bradbury

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                        • #13
                          Cubano100%: So much for competing for your country...

                          you might have forgotten about bonds representing the usa in japan.
                          bonds has said that representing the usa was one of the biggest highlights of his entire career.
                          "you don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. just get people to stop reading them." -ray bradbury

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by west coast orange and black
                            Cubano100%: So much for competing for your country...

                            you might have forgotten about bonds representing the usa in japan.
                            bonds has said that representing the usa was one of the biggest highlights of his entire career.
                            No offense Tony, but words are cheap and they get even cheaper when they're being fed to you from your agent or PR firm.

                            Except for one glaring controversy, his pulling out of the tournament makes no sense to me, especially when I consider that representing the usa was one of the biggest highlights of his entire career.
                            "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."
                            Carl Yastrzemski

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                            • #15
                              troy, i think that bonds' agents and legal representation had nothing to do with his decisions.

                              i think that bonds, in possibly his last season, wants to put all of his efforts towards the giants winning a championship. bonds relies upon others for information, sure, but he has never had any handlers.

                              if he did, he would not have declared that he was all up for the wbc to begin with. no?
                              "you don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. just get people to stop reading them." -ray bradbury

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