Once A Cheater.......
Always a cheater. This article from the Herald caught my eye and actually begged me to comment. Actually got down on its knees, ring in hand, and begged! So.....here's an small piece of said article followed by my direct and maybe harsh comments. And you can click on the title to read the entire piece. Please do!
"Meanwhile, Bonds thinks McGwire and Rose belong in Cooperstown. The Baseball Writers’ Association of America denied McGwire in his first year of eligibility. The former slugger ranks seventh on the career list with 583 home runs, but his legacy was tarnished when he stonewalled Congress two years ago amid accusations of steroid use.
Rose is not eligible after receiving a lifetime ban from baseball in 1989 for betting on the sport.
“I congratulate Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn for their induction to the Hall of Fame because they were great ballplayers,” Bonds said from the Dominican Republic. “But I also think McGwire and Pete Rose should be in Cooperstown.”"
Peter here, and I have much to say. First of all, Cal Ripken and Tony Gwynn do NOT belong in the same sentence as Rose, McGwire and Barry! Much less the Hall of Fame. Baseball's finest. Barry Bonds' reputation has been tarnished beyond repair. And what do ya know? He is endorsing two other baseball once-greats whose reputations are sorely in need of tarnish remover of the industrial-strength kind. So I'm not surprised. Together, the three of them are like the evil version of the Three Stooges. Those four zany brothers have always been dear to my heart. Bumbling, stumbling and lovable. McGwire, Rose and Bonds? The exact opposite. They are players who had immense amounts of talent who turned to, at least in two cases, performance inhancing substances. And in the third case, betting on baseball WHILE he was managing. While he was in full control of a major league team. And ALL THREE share one thing in common. THEY ARE DIRTY DISGUSTING LIARS. To cover their sins, they warped the truth. I have no patience for people, anyone in any capacity, who lie to cover their asses. Bluntly said, but it's the way I feel. The Hall Of Fame does not now, nor EVER will, have a place for those who disgrace the very game that made them famous. No matter how many home runs (McGwire-Bonds) or hits (Pete) they have in their playing history.
Ok, I guess that was a bit of a rant...but a needed one. Barry, you need to choose friends who are truthful to the game that so many of us love. OR JUST GO AWAY! Case closed, at least for me.
It's been a busy three days for me, but I'm hanging in. And I thank you for hanging in. My readers are simply.....THE BEST!