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    In my humble opinion, I believe Barry Bonds is underrated as a baseball player. Some of you are going to look at this and say, "Tx, BB underrated? He is always on the news?" Yea, but not always focused on baseball. This guy has one of the best gloves in the game, runs the bases well, and who has a better eye in baseball than Barry currently? Not to mention, FIVE HR's to start the season in the first four games.

    Last year was no fluke, Barry has been proving how good he is his entire career. His one major flaw: Has NEVER had a decent postseason.

  • #2
    Biggest ego in the universe. Was extremely rude to St. Louis media, especially one of the "nice guy" reporters. It was so bad, one of the anchors called Bonds a loser while they were still on the air. Too bad he had to be the one to top Mac.


    • #3
      Your right, his attitude sucks. Talent wise though, you have to give it to him.


      • #4
        Talent fine, but he's an ass and for that reason alone i would not want him on my team - even if he hits 100 HR's. He'll never win the World Series because of his attitude. Every player needs to lie down for the rest of the team. If you were a Giant, would you feel like Bonds would lie down for you? No way...


        • #5
          I can't deny his talent, but I don't HAVE to give him anything. I don't see him as any better than A-Rod or Edmonds. It's a TEAM game!!! Now let me get back to my recliner in the locker room, you sit over there. LOL!!!

          Just needlin' ya Tx!!


          • #6
            Cool Hunt

            Hey Hunt,

            DJ and I go back and forth like this all the time. Its all in fun. :o

            Plus, it is the offseason. Trying to calm myself, that second coat of paint just finished drying.



            • #7
              Bonds is a choke artist when it counts the most.The Pirates had a couple of teams that should have gone to the World Series,but Bonds and Bonilla couldnt hit the broad side of a barn against the Braves.That being said,Who thinks Bonds has a chance of breaking Aarons record?


              • #8
                Just a little note about Bonds being a choke artist. Yes, he has had his problems in the post season. But, if he didn't come through at other times when the pressure is on; his teams wouldn't even have been there. Another thing, through out the history of baseball; even some of the greatest players had their problems in the post season. His attitude; your right, it does stink. But it does appear to be getting better. And from a playing perspective, he is fun to watch. McGwire is one of my favorite all time players and I didn't want to see Barry break his record. But at the same time at least one of the best players of all time broke that record. But from out here, where I get to see a lot of Giant games; Barry has lightened up and is enjoying the game more than he used to. Plus, it seems that his attitude is changing around the fans and even the media. Well, at least the media out here.;) As for breaking Hank's record, I was always hoping it would be big Mac. But at the pace Bonds is going he will do it. But it probably won't last, as it will be broke by Sosa and then by A-Rod.


                • #9
                  Re: Cool Hunt

                  Originally posted by txramsfan
                  DJ and I go back and forth like this all the time. Its all in fun. :o

                  Plus, it is the offseason. Trying to calm myself, that second coat of paint just finished drying.
                  all in fun

                  <yawn> draft time? you mean i finally have a reason (other than school) to get my lazy ass outta bed....

                  Bonds breaking Aaron's record? Could happen, but i don't want it to. Some buddies of mine and i were all talking about this the other day. If you look at Bonds and even McGuire, these guys weren't always power hitters by nature. You go back to the Bash Brothers and McGuire was a stick. Same thing with Bonds in Steeltown. After these guys decided to bulk it up did they suddenly start breaking records. Go back in time and see how much creatine and adrenasoliminacide Ruth and Aaron took.


                  • #10
                    I do believe Ruth had hot dogs to power his way thru the record books. DJ's right, those guys didn't have the training/conditioning that players have today. Or supplements.


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by sprtsmac
                      I do believe Ruth had hot dogs to power his way thru the record books. DJ's right, those guys didn't have the training/conditioning that players have today. Or supplements.
                      Franks, beer and a good Cuban cigar! LOL!!


                      • #12
                        don't forget all the women ;)


                        • #13
                          Yeah, they don't make ball players like that anymore. Long live the BABE!


                          • #14

                            I don't have a strong opinion on bonds' attitude, but I do have one on how to pitch to the mlb darling. Brush that guy back with a little chin music. If you watch him bat he hugs the plate more than any current hitter. I dont understand why these mlb pitchers are afraid to brush the guy back. Maybe they are afraid that the steroid rumors are true, and he might kick their asses.


                            • #15
                              good call ferter, i had noticed that too. They like to just walk him or pitch to him....morons. get him off the plate a little and you can work a little better.


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                              • AvengerRam_old
                                Barry Bonds: Master Manipulator
                                by AvengerRam_old
                                Who caught Bonds' interview today where he talked about how "tired" he was and how he is going to take time off. He said things like "you [the media] wanted to bring me down and now you have."

                                At first glance, this might warrant a bit of sympathy. But.. consider the circumstances.

                                Is it a coincidence that this is happening just as the steroid issue has become the big issue in baseball? Maybe the better question is... is it cynical to presume that Bonds is just trying to paint himself as a victim to avoid additional criticism?

                                I was almost sucked to this, until I noticed something during the interview. There was a teen-age boy sitting next to Bonds during the interview, who I presume is Bonds' son. And what was he wearing? A Barry Sanders jersey.

                                What is Barry Sanders famous for? Retiring suddenly and giving up a shot at a major sports record...

                                Coincidence? I think not.

                                Bonds is a master manipulator.

                                But I'm not buying it.

                                Go away... come back...

                                At this point, I don't care, Barry. I'm done paying attention to your nonsense.
                                -03-22-2005, 11:06 PM
                              • psycho9985
                                Will Barry Bonds do it?
                                by psycho9985
                                How many homers do you think he'll end up with?and does it really matter?

                                Bonds will always have an asterisk next to his name because of the steroids.

                                I think he'll end up with about way does he pass Hammerin Hank.
                                -03-13-2006, 08:54 AM
                              • AvengerRam_old
                                Your biggest recent draft "I told you so" and "D'oh!!!"
                                by AvengerRam_old
                                Let's face it.

                                Any of us who engage in the yearly ritual of playing amateur scout has had his or her share of "I told you so" (outside the box picks that really panned out) and D'oh!!! (predictions that were just plain wrong) moments.

                                What is your biggest "I told you so" pick from recent drafts? How about your most embarassing "D'oh!!!"


                                "I told you so!": Osi Umenyiora, DE, Troy (2003)
                                Osi was one of my first "sleeper" picks when I really started getting into this draft stuff. He was a little known guy from Troy, but I saw some real pass rush ability in him. Seven years, 60 sacks later, I'd say I earned an "I told you so."

                                "D'oh!!!": Clay Matthews, OLB, USC (2009)
                                Here's what I said about him in March of 2009: "Here's a guy who had mediocre production and does not have a clear position in the NFL. So why is he rated a Top 100 pick by many? Well, could it be tha his name is Clay Matthews? Just remember... he was the third best LB on his own team last year." I'll be honest. I thought he was a steroid monster. D'oh!!!!!
                                -03-01-2011, 04:12 PM
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                                Is He All That?
                                by Guest
                                Steven Jackson. Is he all that? Big, strong back. Big boastful mouth.
                                Am i wrong or shouldn't any athlete prove his worth on the field before he makes huge claims off the field? And i'm not talking about 1 or 2 seasons.
                                Jackson has been writing verbal checks that his performances on the field haven't cashed. Put up or shut up come to mind.
                                This guy super p.r.'d himself last year when he was hurt alot of the season and stunk when he played. Am i missing something? Look at his numbers recently. Please!
                                I wish for Jackson to be our back into the future. I believe he could be. But he needs to SHUT UP and PUT UP! Do the talking between the lines.
                                His mouth sets him up for failure. Just remember that if he fails he's laughing all the way to the bank. We as fans are left holding the empty bag of hopes and dreams. Because you all know that without a solid running threat we can't pass effectively.
                                President Lincoln once said "It is better to remain silent and be a thought a fool than to speak up and remove all doubt".
                                -05-07-2008, 07:29 PM
                              • AvengerRam_old
                                Why people are ho-hum about Bonds' 700
                                by AvengerRam_old
                                What's the biggest reason?
                                Rumors of steroids use
                                Bonds' gruff personality
                                Over inflation of HR stats in recent years
                                Loss of interest in baseball in general
                                Just wait until he passes Ruth and Aaron
                                -09-19-2004, 02:21 PM