Busy day in baseball
Jake Peavy picks up the National League Cy Young Award, Commish Bud Selig praised the game’s fine state in announcing $6 billion in revenue, A-Rod is about to land a $275 million contract with the Yanks and, oh yeah, there was some free agent guy who was indicted for perjury and obstruction of justice by a federal grand jury.
Can anyone honestly say they didn’t see this coming with Barry Bonds? I mean, I’ll admit I didn’t see the Alex Rodriguez news coming — I thought for sure he’d be heading well out of the Bronx. But Bonds, this just seems like, ‘Welp, it was only a matter of time.’ So, now we’ll wait to follow all the fallout.
Of course, this all still falls under that whole label of "allegations" until Mr. Bonds goes Marion Jones on us and admits he lied about unknowlingly taking steroids. Now, Jones forked over her gold medals after admitting she lied. Will Bonds — baseball’s home run king — be forced to forfeit his records? Only time will tell.
I’ve been a Bonds’ backer for some time simply because what he has done is simply amazing — steroids, HGH, or not. To have that keen an eye and that much patience, and to be able to completely alter an entire game simply by suiting up is incredible. BUT, lying under oath and using illegal methods is nothing to take lightly. This whole situation will completely tarnish his legacy — not that it wasn’t marred already.
As far as the Jays, there’s not much going on in that camp is there? All’s quiet on the Toronto front. Although, I have learned that the rumors about additional retro Jays uniforms for this next season might be a little more than just talk. Other than that, not much happenin’ here in T-town.
So, I’m going to move on over to the couch and take in the Bulls-Suns game. For those of you who have talked some smack about my Bulls in the comments, I can’t argue. They’ve been pretty terriBULL and were more than deserving of the 30th spot in ESPN’s power rankings I read today. I did get tix to the Bulls-Raps game on Nov. 25, so I’ll be there in my Jordan Bulls jersey rooting on my home team. You Raps fans can talk to me when your team has six titles.