As Barry Bonds faces charges of perjury and obstruction of justice, those of us who have longed for a moment like this can only gloat. Happy Thanksgiving, Barry! Regardless of the ultimate outcome of these charges, it seems to be a safe bet that his playing days are over. And even if that’s all the punishment he gets, that’s enough. It’s enough for him to be forced out of the game under these circumstances. Come on, everyone who doesn’t live in San Francisco knows that the guy was on steroids! I don’t know if there’s something in the water in McCovey Cove or what…The tragedy of Barry Bonds is that he was a truly great player who sacrificed his entire reputation for the sake of personal records. His records will no longer mean anything, as all that people will remember is that he was a great player who sadly felt the need to cheat. And he was a great player before the steroids. If we assume that he did start taking steroids in 1998, he still put together a Hall of Fame career. It’s great that Barry will finish his career at 2,935 hits, just short of the magical 3,000 mark. Hah!
Anyway, it looks like Barry will get at least some of his just desserts. And in the not-too-distant future I’ll be cheering when future home run king A-Rod hits number 763.