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Barry Bonds is about to pass Hank Aaron as the homerun champ, but no-one is talking about it. Does everyone think he's a cheat and this record is not a record? Is anyone rooting for Barry?

Personally, I don't mind seeing him break the record. He's never tested positve, and at 43 years of age, he can still hit. I think that shows something.
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[/quote] He's never tested positve, and at 43 years of age, he can still hit. I think that shows something.[/quote] As does the size of his dome. koji
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Does everyone think he's a cheat and this record is not a record?

No more of a cheat than the rogues gallery of former players--many Hall of Famers--who routinely downed amphetamines throughout their careers.
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I hope he hits it at Dodgers stadium. I'm sure Guinness will be on hand to observe a new world record for booing. The fact that he's never tested positive means nothing if you know how steroids work, especially since so many players today still use "enhancements" without being caught. He was a great player before the juice. It just sucks how he came to be the player he is today, let alone the type of human being.
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Barry Bonds is about to pass Hank Aaron as the homerun champ, but no-one is talking about it.
You been away? This is more coverage than the little girl who fell down the freakin' well! You must not have cable.
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I meant here on this board. Guys are talking about the NBA scandal and fantasy football, but here's a guy about to break the biggest record in sports and nada.
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No more of a cheat than the rogues gallery of former players--many Hall of Famers--who routinely downed amphetamines throughout their careers.


I agree. Guys have always cheated if they thought they could get away with it. Mike Schmidt has come out and said that if steroids had been around when he was playing, he would've been tempted to take them. The stakes are too high to ignore anything that can give you an edge.
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The fact that he's never tested positive means nothing if you know how steroids work, especially since so many players today still use "enhancements" without being caught.

But guys get caught for steroids all the time. And no-one is tested more than Barry. Yet he hasn't tested positive. Ever.
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But guys get caught for steroids all the time. And no-one is tested more than Barry. Yet he hasn't tested positive. Ever.

Baseball doesn't test for HGH.

koji
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But guys get caught for steroids all the time. And no-one is tested more than Barry. Yet he hasn't tested positive. Ever.

He tested positive once, IIRC.
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He tested positive once, IIRC.

I'm pretty sure he tested positive for speed (meth), not steroids.

koji
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He tested positive once, IIRC.

If he tested positive then there would be no controversy. It would be mentioned in every article about him.
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Baseball doesn't test for HGH.

koji

Were HGHs available when McGuire and Sosa were chasing the record?
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No more of a cheat than the rogues gallery of former players--many Hall of Famers--who routinely downed amphetamines throughout their careers.

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0331/p12s02-alsp.html

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But steroids has been just one of the game's open secrets. There's a new entry on its blacklist, one that has arguably had an even larger impact on on-field performance: amphetamines, or "uppers." Once as familiar in clubhouses as Gatorade and the pine-tar rag, amphetamines now are targeted for the same kind of testing as anabolic steroids, although the penalties are less severe: a warning for the first fall, then a 25-game suspension, then 80, and finally a possible lifetime ban.

Management has been notoriously bashful about publicly recognizing the potentially injurious effects of those tiny tablets, often called "greenies." Basically, said Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt in his new book, uppers "have been around forever." Why? "These guys are human. No matter how much you're paid, some days you just don't have it." So they got a lift. But now those homely little pills have been officially outlawed.
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