The trial has been pretty ridiculous thus far with testimony by a childhood friend who said that he was really concerned about Bonds' steroid use that he went to Bonds' father with his concerns. His former club house manager and mistress have both taken the stand, and among things revealed were his increased hat size, acne breaking out on his back, abnormal muscle growth near his elbow creating an unnatural bump, roid rage, etc. all symptoms of steroid use. Even Jason Giambi has taken the stand along with his brother Jeremy saying that they too received steroids from Bonds' trainer, and that they knew that they were getting steroids. Honestly, I just want this era in baseball to come to a close. The players association needs to agree to whatever drug testing is appropriate, and we need to move on.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Barry Bonds: Your Hat Size Condemns You!
If you haven't been following the news, Barry Bonds has gone to trial for allegedly lieing about knowingly taking steroids in front of a federal grand jury. Its generally a good practice to not lie in front of a federal grand jury. What's interesting is that its no longer an argument of whether or not he took steroids. As I follow the trial it seems like its accepted that he did take them. What's under trial is whether he knowingly took them, and then lied to the grand jury about knowingly taking them. As a baseball fan I can't help but feel that Barry Bonds is a disgrace to the game. He disgraced the homerun record by cheating his way to higher stats, and honestly I don't consider him the homerun leader. But that being said, I also don't think he should go to jail for this. I feel satisfied knowing the truth about him so the record can be viewed in the proper light, but going to jail for lieing about steroid use? There has to be a better way to protect the american public from law breaking individuals.