Barry Eta Kappa
It’s nice to see that Barry Bonds hasn’t been intimidated by the pressure of the media, courts, fans throwing syringes, all that. In fact, he’s feeling so relaxed and confident on his way to passing the record that he’s passing out moral advice and taking shots at the guy whose record he is breaking! Just listen to him take the moral high ground during the all-star game when asked why he, unlike Aaron, will be in attendance when A-Rod he inevitably breaks his soon to be all-time home run record:
That’s what you’re supposed to do. If we don’t stick together, you know, who’s going to stick together with us. We have to stick together as ballplayers, you know. It used to be, you know, the boy’s club. You know, we used to have this fraternity and a little bit has been broken. And we as ballplayers need to get that fraternity back and stick together. Because it is about us and this is what we do, and it’s about the fans too, coming to the game, but that fraternity should last forever.
So even though Hammerin’ Hank has repeatedly said he just doesn’t think baseball is about records and doesn’t want the attention (just as he didn’t during his own chase); even though he has repeatedly declined to say anything disparaging about Barry’s bulging BALCO biceps, Bonds has decided to preach to him snidely on the biggest stage there is about how baseball players should conduct themselves (while publicly saying “Hank, if you want to stay home, stay home, brother.“). At least he practices what he preaches- that is pretty much the way an arrogant, ignorant, drunken meathead frat boy would behave as he’s defacing a piece of history.