None of those guys have Federal cases. None of those guys who are currently playing are hounded by fans in every park they play in. Most of them are still revered, either been forgiven, or just arent spoken of. Grimsley was a federal informant who the Feds even tried to use to go at Bonds. Anyone who would imply those guys receive the level of hate or scrutiny of the evil elitist black athlete is delusional. Ignoring the dimension of Bonds race and how its played into all of this is laughable. The vast majority of Bonds haters/asterisk holders were/are working class whites who hate superstar black athletes who they dont feel are humble enough to their liking. Add in the fact Bonds surpassed 2 prestigious records once held by and still associated with a "segregation/jim crow" era hero/demigod in Babe Ruth and its understandable how so many baseball fans & media types could rally behind each other to go at The Great One.
None of those guys lied to a federal court about it. One guy who is, however, suspected of lying to a government body, is currently under investigation and could very easily soon be facing similar charges, perhaps on an even greater scale given that it's congress who's involved.
How exactly do you explain the level of public hate and government scrutiny being aimed at Roger Clemens? Did he have a black ancestor?
Face it. Bonds is hated for being an a--hole. Not for being black. He's under indictment because he lied about using steroids. Not because he's black. And frankly, there's only one person I can see here that's indulging in race based generalizations, otherwise known as "racism". That person's words are included in this post.(and I'll give you a hint; it ain't me)
Twist it any way you want to, but in the end there's way more race-based hatred and racist thinking coming out of your posts than anyone else's. Maybe you should actually take some time to think about that rather than just accusing everyone who disagrees with you of being racist.
And I'd close this out by adding that the vast majority of Bonds haters on this board (and most other places) consider Hank Aaron
to be the true home run king, not Babe Ruth. Aaron is a real
hero, who faced real
racism. Compared to Hank Aaron, Bonds is a pansy-ass mama's boy who whined about being booed (how traumatic) and realistically never could have come close to the record without artificial help. (yep, those Hank lovers must be a bunch of racists)
Edited by Mr Scot, 08 February 2009 - 01:55 AM.