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  • ZigZagRam
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    It's gotta be the "rumored" steroid use. Not only did he have a 24 home run jump from his best season, but the guy went from looking like Kenny Lofton to Mean Joe Greene. Give me a break. Something's gotta give.

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    Top two choices are neck to neck, IMO.

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    I was excited about his 700th home run; it was a milestone that I never thought I would see reached. Its too bad McGwire's injuries caught up to him or we would have 4 members of the 700 club.

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  • HUbison
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    I'm still holding a childish grudge for the single season record. As a Cardinal fan, the McGwire record was one of the greatest sports stories in my entire life. Then, lo and behold, Bonds comes along and in the only year that he hits more than 49 HRs, he goes and hits 73. Still not happy about that one.

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  • RamWraith
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    The biggest problem with Bonds and following his history making events is the media coverage. Bonds is not a media darling and not liked by a lot of the reporters because of his coldness towards them. Bonds has created a barrier around himself over the years and has cost him much publicity.

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  • AvengerRam_old
    started a poll Why people are ho-hum about Bonds' 700

    Why people are ho-hum about Bonds' 700

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    Rumors of steroids use
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    Bonds' gruff personality
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    Over inflation of HR stats in recent years
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    Loss of interest in baseball in general
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    Just wait until he passes Ruth and Aaron
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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.

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    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.
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  • rams_fan81
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    by rams_fan81
    Ya he hit 714 if you didn't hear.

    I added or did he because I have not seen the hit anyone have a clip or something?
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    One of the reasons I like internet sports message boards is that the social scientist in me views them as an interesting study on the psyche of the sports fan. The one aspect of fandom that has always eluded me is the motivation of the Naysayer.

    We all know who the Naysayers are. On any sports team fan site, there are those posters who profess to be diehard fans of the team, yet they almost never seem to have anything good to say, unless its the day after the team won a championship (some might even criticize then).

    I've always wondered why some fans take on this type of persona. The obvious answer seemed to be that these individuals really were not fans. But, as I've studied it further, I've concluded that, in most cases, they are.

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    Today, it came to me... almost as an epiphany. And now (to borrow a phrase from Maya Angelou), I know why the Naysayer sings.

    The difference is fear.

    Let's face it. As fans we all (to aburd extremes at times) put our hearts into the prospects of our favorite teams. When the team disappoints us, it hurts. Its hard to be a diehard. Ask any Cubs fan. In most cases, being a fan means setting yourself up for an inevitable fall, only to do it again the next year.

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    I don't agree with this approach. But I now understand it.

    I know why the Naysayer sings.
    -04-26-2005, 12:43 PM
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