Posted tagged ‘Barry Bonds’

Taking that home run title away from Barry Bonds?

February 16, 2009

Okay, so Bud Selig, the poster child for semi-plausible deniabiliity, is talking about stripping Barry Bonds of his home run title because of the steroids issue.

Fine, then we assume that he will also eliminate McGwire, Sosa and Rodriguez, plus then of course Mantle, Mays and Aaron because they played in the amphetamine era, and anyone before Jackie Robinson in 1947 because they played in the segregation era. And for that matter, women and booze could be considered to be performance enchancing for Babe Ruth….

So as we keep eliminating anyone with a potential strike against their name, does tihs mean in the end that the new official home run king will likely be Duane Kuiper?

(note to non-baseball fans, Duane Kuiper, currently an announcer for the San Francisco Giants, played eleven years in the major leaguers. In 3379 at-bats he had exactly ONE home run.)

It’s now appearing that steroid use was rampant in the last decade, but it did result in some great performances. So I have one question, how do we get steroids into Congress?

And what was the point declaring this a holiday again? Monday the government will celebrate President’s Day by doing abolutely nothing.

Wonder how long until we see this headline? “Obama has not fixed the country yet. Republicans demand impeachment.”

But okay, almost four weeks into the Obama adminstration, who would have thought that the Cabinet pick who has embarrassed and undercut him the least might be Hillary Clinton?

The NBA All-Star game was in Phoenix this year. Lots of scoring, no defense. In other words, Suns’ fans felt right at home.

With an assist from the great Scott Ostler, who commented to me that among golf fans, Tiger Woods might be bigger than Jesus. (Okay, he was joking, don’t send nasty emails.)

But hey, why not? After all to golf fans Tiger Woods can play golf AND walk on water.


What’s in a name?

February 7, 2009

Sarah Palin claims she named her daughter Bristol, because she had once wanted to work for ESPN in Bristol, Connecticut.

Good thing ESPN headquarters isn’t in Intercourse, Pennsylvania.

Given the way Sarah Palin’s career has turned out, wonder if she had twins, would they be named “Fair” and “Balanced?”

Kellogg’s dropped Michael Phelps as a spokesman after he was photographed using a bong. So let me get this straight, a guy was fired for using marijuana by the maker of Pop-Tarts?

The mother of those octuplets says she she expects to be able to support all her kids once she gets her master’s degree and becomes a mental health counselor. Yeah, right, nothing says mental health to think it’s normal to have 14 kids.

Three of the biggest stories of the past year have been Larry Craig, Rod Blagojevich, and now this new mother. These folks may not do much for the theory of evolution, but they aren’t helping the theory of intelligent design either.

And a non-steroids fueled rant: Okay, so the point supposedly of the feds still going after Barry Bonds, even though he’s not currently playing, is that they want to send a message that you can’t profit from steroids.

So let’s see. Baseball attendance was in the tank after the 1994 strike, until home run totals started taking off. (Remember “Chicks dig the long ball?”) Some say the McGwire-Sosa home run chase saved the sport. All of this overseen by Bud Selig. Who claims he didn’t even hear discussions about performance enchancing drugs until 1998 or 1999. And who just got a raise of $17.5 million a year.

Yeah, we sure don’t want to give anyone the impression they could profit from steroids.