False Milestone

On the occasion of Barry Bonds’ fraudulent passing of Babe Ruth on the all-time home run list, I give you this quote from Bill Simmons last week, which is such a perfect analogy that I can’t believe I missed it myself:

“Bonds just isn’t that compelling anymore — it’s a tainted milestone, he doesn’t have any credibility, and watching him play baseball at this point is like watching Andre The Giant in the late-’80s, when he could barely move and wore those tights with the one strap over his shoulder. It’s depressing.”

At this point, I’d love to see Bonds re-enact Andre’s late-’80s series of 30-second losses to the Ultimate Warrior, with Albert Pujols standing in for the Warrior.

1 thought on “False Milestone

  1. Jeff S

    The real problem with the “Steroids era”, is that no matter what the truth is – MANY people will think that Pujols is a cheater too.


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