A Great Read on Barry Bonds juicing it up

On day he homered, Bonds allegedly used banned drugs. “On April 8, 2003, San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds hit his 616th career home run – a bases-empty shot that provided the only real excitement for local fans in a 9-4 loss to the visiting San Diego Padres. Also that day, according to a calendar that federal prosecutors say was written by his weight trainer, Bonds loaded up on banned drugs: a squirt of the BALCO steroid known as “the Clear” under the tongue; a shot of human growth hormone in the belly; an insulin injection; a dollop of a steroid called “The Cream” that was applied like a balm.” [California Watch]

  • Bonds is a sad story. They should strip him of his last four MVPs wothout question. Ridiculous. I do like him though.

  • He made things interesting, without a doubt. The game has been different without him. But just look at him. Unbelievable how big he was and how we ever questioned if he was using. Baseball players typically just don't look like that.