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He needs a few extra weeks for the "clear" to dissipate from his system before he can show up for any drug testing...
Would that be the clear or the cream?
I find the timing of this arthroscopic surgery very suspicious. I'm sure bfriend is correct.
Yup, suspicious, indeed.
well, he would be certainly avoiding all the media attention if he misses most of ST.
Thank you Mr. Bonds for making Jason Giambi and the New York Yankees look like good and honest men.
Bonds now needs a second "surgery" on his knee. Maybe I wasn't too far off on my original post in January about him needing more time to clear his system...
Conspriacy theories aside I think this might finally be the year that Bonds hits the wall on his career. Reaching Aaron might not be as easy as some think.
I agree, eyleenn. I find the timing of his surgeries VERY suspicious. I find it ironic that he had the 2nd surgery on the scheduled date of the cong. hearings. Even though he was never asked to appear, one way to block out the reality.
yc you could be right.
What if he is just trying to find a diplomatic way not to break Aaron's record? Makes sense, since he has nothing to gain by breaking it - people are going to be suspicious and jeer him vigorously, and apart from a few Giants' fans, everyone knows he acomplished what he did on the juice.
I found Bunning's comments very interesting. Clearly they were directed at Bonds. He said when he played, guys started losing their skills as they got older and didn't hit more HR's in their mid-e0's than in their mid-20's. He also said they didn't gain 40 lbs. of muscle in your mid-30's. "It's not natural," he said.
bingo oakchick. I think you're right. at this stage bonds has nothing to gain in terms of mashing HRs. The only thing he has to play for is a WS. I do think he'll hang tough this year and be on his "A" game down the stretch. This gnats team looks pretty solid with the addition of benitez.
I totally disagree. Bonds is too arrogant and wants that HR record (whether he admits it or not) too badly to simply go away. In fact, I envision him playing till he is 50 as a DH somewhere in an effort to break it. The guy will continue to cheat his way to it. Especially as long as mlb doesn't do blood testing for the designer roids which require it. As soon as mlb invokes the proper testing, he will suddenly retire.
Well ARod will come along anyway in a few years and put to bed whatever HR record Bonds ends up with, as long as he stays healthy. And most people tend to think ARod is clean.
Anikan Skywalker was clean too until he succumbed to the Dark Side.
i listened to a lot of the hearings. The thing is, the entire scandal will remain front and center, so long as Bonds chases Aaron's record.
Without the "cream", Barry's knee will not heal as fast.
The surgery may not be a cover up, but rather the result of long term steroid use. Muscle overdevelopment and use exceeds that which the joints can support. The result is frequent knee, ankle, elbow, and wrist problems. Barry may well spend most of the remainder of his contract on the DL. Not being on the active roster, he won't have to worry about getting tested, or breaking any more records.
Knee injuries ended McGwire's career.
Not disputing BPF's claims about over developed muscles from steroid use causing injuries, because they do, but it's also normal for player's Bonds' age to have injury problems. Outside of 1999 Bonds has avoided any lengthy stays on the DL during his career. As I alluded to earlier Bonds is due to finally start to see a regression in his career.
I don't see him (or his recliner) walking away from baseball until he has that record in hand.he will hitch on somewhere as a DH. He loves personal glory!
MLB is a mafia, and if his home run hitting is the only thing keeping this story from getting buried...
Kinda off the topic ... but not too far. From Joe Roderick's notes this morning. "The A's have not lost a Cactus League game to the Giants since 2002." Maybe I'm the only one who didn't realize that? With a split squad today, something may give; but maybe not.
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