Sunday, February 27, 2005
Recently the big story in baseball was the press conferences for Yankees first baseman Jason Giambi and Giants outfielder Barry Bonds. This coming off an off-season in which the steroids issue has become a hot topic even more so than before.
In Giambi's press conference he applauded baseball's new steroid policy (another joke in itself), but of course he would! He'd be stupid to not after everything he's been through. Bonds had a little more animated conference later in the week.
Bonds took a stand as if to say that he didn't care about everything circling him. He has a cocky attitude, as he always has, and knows he is going to pass Babe Ruth on the all time home run list. But the speculation that he's on steroids or juiced somehow will forever surround any of his accomplishments.. Now I will go on record as to say I've never like Barry Bonds. But the reasons continue to grow.
In his press conference he tried turning the tables on the media and make it seem like he's not the good guy and the media is the one creating the circus and making a joke out of everything. Sorry Barry, but I'm not buying it.
The moment you took a substance that you didn't know what it was, you open yourself up for public questioning and right to know the truth. If you are the leader by far on pace to break the home run record and this kind of question comes up you better be prepared to face the consequences. If you are truly innocent then you have nothing to worry about and shouldn't be stressed out about it. You're obviously not concerned about your public image, otherwise you wouldn't be so cocky on the field as well.
Step up to the plate Barry. You're at bat this season.