Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Barry Bonds

Bonds claimed in the late 1990's to be the greatest left fielder of all time. I had him still behind Ted Williams and Stan Musial at that point, roughly tied with Ricky Henderson and Joe Jackson. I grudgingly allowed over the next few years that he had caught up to, and then passed Williams and Musial (stat freaks should check out Musial's 1948 season, BTW).

We have known without knowing for years that Bonds used steroids. The photographs of him year by year gave the truth away. Two years ago, I had Barry as first place with an asterisk. Yesterday I just dropped the charade. Bonds drops back to 4th on my list, behind Ricky Henderson. He is less deserving of the Hall of Fame than Joe Jackson and Pete Rose now.

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