Listen: Barry Bonds, Baseball, San Francisco discussed on The Jim Rome Show M
"He's a lot, of things put. Bullrings not one? Of them smart stupid idiotic brilliant genius unrealistic. This, he's the pony express here's Andrew. Phillip pony A few. Years ago you would. Have found it odd To have, a night dedicated to Barry Bonds When, he hit the home run to pass Hake Aaron on the all-time home run list It was a, very strange evening bud C-league barely reacted to it the fans. In San Francisco went wild but by then we knew that bonds is, career home run total was achieved through Performance enhancing drug. Use the belco labs scandal his trainer Greg Anderson being locked up I mean. We knew that Barry Bonds head achieved, these incredible home run records and was helped aided heavily by. Steroid use and so Bonds for a. Long time Became, the symbol his. Bloated body his enlarged head he became the visual image personified A dark time in baseball steroid use and I, don't think that, the fans in. San Francisco ever wavered on this But. I think at the time Barry Bonds retired he. Was persona non grata and looked at. As a pariah in baseball and I just don't think that's the case anymore I Barry Bonds. Time has healed a lot of wounds with him Willie Mae stands up last night and says Barry Bonds deserves to be in the hall of fame if. Maze, delivers that, speech or makes those comments at another. Baseball event like let's say maize is at the all star game And, there's a, full ballpark in he makes those comments I they key here's more cheers than booze I think if it's, at the World Series Here's more cheers than booze I think that the public opinion of bonds has shifted the, voting for the hall of fame has shifted somewhat, not enough for him, to get in but based on where. He, was sixty. Years ago when this process. Started he's made gains and he's made strides And I think he will get in I don't think the writers will. Do it I think of veterans committee made up partly of players his peers. Will will get him into. The hall of fame by hawker by crook because they had to face him they to pitch to them they had to hit next to them or, they watched how much better it he was than, everybody else in an, era that was rife with steroid use And that's why I have I have, a different opinion on bonds then maybe some do or how I achieved this, opinion or to. This opinion might be different I am persuaded by the argument that, steroid use during bonds prime and he had a weird prime is late. Thirties because of drug use I am of the opinion that at the. Time steroid use was so common that I don't think bonds got a big edge Jonah's competition I don't think what he did was so offensive in so out of, line that he should. Pay an ultimate price because he wasn't. One of a few one of a couple it wasn't like he had this harebrained scheme to start using steroids and, no one else. Did or that he was a pioneer or somebody that brought this, on baseball this evil on baseball I don't feel that way about him It's going to put Bud Selig in the hall of fame and Pudge Rodriguez into the hall of fame and guys, who managed players who. Cheated in had to know about it How do we keep Barry Bonds out Eight five five two one two four CBS, that's, eight, five, five. Two one two four two. Two seven thanks for, finding me today it's PGA championship Sunday and we will update you on what's happening in Saint Louis during our.."