And With That, #2

Barry Bonds has taken over sole possession of the #2 spot on the all-time home run list after crushing a ball against the Rockies.

There was an article the guys at the Mint linked to from Page 2 (ESPN's less polite and prettied up site) that purports to calculate how many non-juiced homeruns Barry Bonds would have. It is, obviously, many, many below his current number of 715.

Notwithstanding the absolute fact that Bonds has yet to fail a drug test. Ever. But let's just pronounce him guilty in spite of the unfairness of doing so.

I read most of the article before drifting off to Don't-Give-A-Shit-Anymore-Land. And I don't. I don't care that Bonds has passed Ruth and that many people think he should be taken out back and shot for having juiced himself up to greater power and feats (allegedly). So-fucking-what? Its a game.

In the light of the greater misdeeds being carried out everyday under the aegis of Patriotism and protecting the country, Barry Bonds using designer steroids to hit a ball further seems pretty damned unimportant.

And maybe that's just because I'm so godawful tired of the "controversy". Maybe I'm just tired of seeing the Dodgers keep winning (they're supposed to be on the "Fade" part of "Sparkle and Fade" now). And funny, you never hear even a mention of PED's (performannce enhancing drugs) in regards to Albert Pujols and his utterly SICK start to the season. I'm not saying he's juiced because I don't think he is but his numbers are almost twice where they were last year at this time when he was the league MVP. Something's up and its the moonshot homeruns he keeps hitting.

But, for the record, I don't think Pujols is enhancing his performance. I do think he's one of the best pure hitters ever who also happens to have big bat power too.

PS. I'm starting a "Funky Stats" baseball league. Leave a comment or drop me an email if you're interested in playing, there are only a few teams left.
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