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4th-Aug-2007 07:31 pm
Barry Bonds has just hit a solo homer to left field in Petco Park on a 2-1 pitch from Clay Hensley in the top of the 2nd, tying Hank Aaron for the career lead in home runs.

ETA: And yes, let this serve as the "official" love/hate/express indifference/etc. post regarding Bonds. None of it's really new anyway.

ETA II: Given the hot-button nature of this event and who's involved with it, we remind everyone not to forget the rules of the community. If you disagree with someone's opinion, debate that. Name-calling and personal insults will not be tolerated.
5th-Aug-2007 03:22 am (UTC) - Re: LOOK AT ALL THE HATERS
I think you are a disgusting excuse for a human being.

There is federal grand jury testimony that clearly shows that Barry Bonds used illegal substances to enhance his performance. Whether or not it was illegal under the auspices of Major League Baseball (which it has been since 1993), it has been a federal crime to use, possess or illegally sell steroids.

It was not a federal crime to be black in 1960, 1970 or today.

To compare the two is despicable, since it is your denial of the obvious crimes perpetuated by Bonds and the attempts to put his plight on the same plane as the actual and undeserved racism suffered by Hank Aaron is more ignorant than any of the hatred merited by Barry Bonds.

I have been well out of the woodwork in this group on this for quite a while. But since I back my hatred up with Federal evidence, common sense and hate all steroid users equally (well, actually I hate Mr. McGwire to name one of a couple who used the stage of Congress to plead the fifth but at the same time offer his time and fame to a organization to limit the spread of steroids in our children. Talk about your great role models). I hope that Bonds' steroid-enlarged heart explodes as he rounds the bases for home run number 756, but that's more so people like Bud Selig and the folks at ESPN have some egg on its face.
5th-Aug-2007 03:23 am (UTC) - Re: LOOK AT ALL THE HATERS
You can do this without the personal insults.
5th-Aug-2007 03:37 am (UTC) - Re: LOOK AT ALL THE HATERS
I don't think so.

I am tired of seeing the "people hate Barry Bonds because he's black" post every time we bring Barry Bonds up.

I have tried not to take it personally, but if people are going to blindly throw the race card when convenient, I will have no problem calling them ignorant. The facts are there.
5th-Aug-2007 03:39 am (UTC) - Re: LOOK AT ALL THE HATERS
Then call them ignorant and leave it at that. That's not what you did in what I responded to, though.

We have the rules about conduct here for a reason.
5th-Aug-2007 03:39 am (UTC) - Re: LOOK AT ALL THE HATERS
No, knock off the insults. We don't tolerate them in this community.
5th-Aug-2007 04:01 am (UTC) - Re: LOOK AT ALL THE HATERS
I didn't tolerate being called hateful, ignorant or any of the insults posted in the comment I replied to.

But I didn't see the riot act for his comment.

But that does not justify my own insults, and for that I apologize to papanook.
5th-Aug-2007 04:02 am (UTC) - Re: LOOK AT ALL THE HATERS
I sent him a message telling him to knock off the insults as well.

At least I think it was him. Someone else besides you, for the record.
5th-Aug-2007 04:03 am (UTC) - Re: LOOK AT ALL THE HATERS
He didn't call anyone specific a name. He generalized. I don't think he was right, and that's where people can join in to debate it.

When you started it off the way you did, I barely paid attention to the rest of what you wrote.

If you took it to be him calling you hateful, ignorant and so on, why did you feel he was singling you out?
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5th-Aug-2007 03:42 am (UTC) - Re: LOOK AT ALL THE HATERS
Knock off the name calling.
5th-Aug-2007 04:07 am (UTC) - Re: LOOK AT ALL THE HATERS
By the way, I'm curious to understand how calling someone else an idiot is supposed to help lessen the hatred you say you're tired of.
5th-Aug-2007 04:20 am (UTC) - Re: LOOK AT ALL THE HATERS
Ask the cancer patients he bought his steroids off of if Bonds cared if they lived or died.
5th-Aug-2007 04:20 am (UTC) - Re: LOOK AT ALL THE HATERS
5th-Aug-2007 04:44 am (UTC) - Re: LOOK AT ALL THE HATERS
Barry Bonds got his HGH from cancer patients (not that he's the only one... and he may not have asked)... as was mentioned in Game of Shadows and his grand jury case.

5th-Aug-2007 04:23 am (UTC) - Re: LOOK AT ALL THE HATERS
That didn't exactly make any sense.
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