|What a sweet guy. So shy.|
Yes it is. Read Game of Shadows by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams about the BALCO steroid users and suppliers and you will be able to answer the question in two words. And the words are ... Barry Bonds. He was such a contemptible jerk he makes A-Rod seem like a prince.
The first time the players saw Bonds' new Pontiac Trans Am, it was parked in Brock's parking space. When Bonds and some other players got in trouble for missing curfew he mouthed off at Brock who kicked him off the team. A vote was held to decide if he should be allowed to return. Every player voted No.
|Bonds continually denied using steroids even though |
his body had morphed into that of a comic book figure.
|San Francisco fans rooted for Bonds. No one else did.|
He had to be paid to sign autographs so when a group of kids came up to him in Spring Training Bonds shooed them away and said, "What the fuck are you doing here? You're supposed to be in school."
I could go on, but I think you are probably getting an idea of just how warm, kind, humble, and considerate Barry Bonds really was. As much as Yankee fans like me hate having A-Rod on our team, it could be worse. We could have Barry Bonds.