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I Don't Care Because I Care
It's amazing the emotional beating I have been taking for my continued allegiance to the sports world's most vilified star, much what he has had to cope with. Tonight, as I was sitting down at the computer for the first time in hours, I was thinking how greatly my joy in baseball has diminished over the past year and a half of controversy. "Maybe the bond is finally broken," I speculated. And then I went to check the score anyway and watched the video clip of the ninth inning and realized that the fluttering in my midsection was still there after all. I'd like to have seen Brady Anderson, Brett Boone, or even the big redhead himself go deep in that situation. It's not about muscles, folks. At least the home crowd acknowledged that simple fact. Have a look and listen closely.

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Current Location: 85704
Mode: unrepentant

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From: zokah Date: April 27th, 2006 03:42 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I'm so glad you posted this! So often I'm busy behind the scenes of an event and not often enough see what we work so hard to ensure our clients seeing. I have yet to go outside today (it's almost 9PM) and didn't realize that the 142 people we had at today's game enjoyed sunshine, extra innings, and Barry hittin' 'em outta the ballpark!

Thank you so much for the reminder I needed right now at this moment.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: April 27th, 2006 03:54 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Sure thing. I needed a pick-me-up as well. These are stressy times.
pissang From: pissang Date: April 27th, 2006 04:53 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Did you read the Chuck Klosterman article? I think he made some good points, although I'm still not sure what it means to rake a pitch with prejudice. As Klosterman points out it's b/c Bonds is the best steroid user that he gets the attention. None of the others are about to break the Babe's record.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: April 27th, 2006 05:14 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
As a steroid user myself -- asthma -- I have to agree that he's the best of them, if that's how we want to define him. I wonder how many 60s players, aside from Pete Rose, managed to escape the ignominy of using Reds? And then there's the Sandy Koufax conundrum. He needed steroid injections to keep pitching in the last several years of his career. Not the same ones that Barry & Co. are alleged to have used, obviously, but artificial enhancements nonetheless.

Oh, and aren't you glad your exam is over? You looked so tired today, we were very sympathetic. But you did a fine job despite looking like the bride of Edgar Allan Poe!
pissang From: pissang Date: April 27th, 2006 05:33 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I am. I felt pretty shitty today but I think only because you told me I looked it. So I'm blaming you.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: April 27th, 2006 05:43 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Naturally. Pretty soon you won't have to give this place or any of the people that inhabit another thought. Sweet!
schencka From: schencka Date: April 27th, 2006 05:26 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I'm unrepentant as well. May Barry play as long as Julio Franco and Ruben Sierra combined, and hit 1,000 homers! The greatest player since Ty Cobb! --adam
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: April 27th, 2006 05:44 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Julio Franco! Wow, that whole saga blows my mind.
From: thewhitaker Date: April 28th, 2006 04:39 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Remember, Bonds was hitting the shit out of the ball when he was as thin as Karen Carpenter and playing for the Pirates. Also, you can't teach bat speed. Did you know that Bonds does not even acknowledge what kind of pitch he's being thrown--as all, or most other, players do? His hands are so fast, he doesn't need to. Three years ago, I saw him take an inside pitch from then-Pirate Kris Benson and drive it into the Allegheny River. He may be a physical anomaly these days, but baseball is for baseball players--not natural athletes. Steroids or no, he can ball. He's scary and he's crazy as a shithouse rat. What's not to love?
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