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How do you feel about Barry Bonds becoming the new HR king?

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How do you feel about Bary Bonds becoming the new HR king?

  1. I don't want him to break the record and MLB should not acknowledge it

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    24.1%
  2. Bonds is a great player and deserves recognition when/if he breaks the record

    14 vote(s)
    48.3%
  3. Who cares?

    8 vote(s)
    27.6%
  1. mikhail1973

    mikhail1973 All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion

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    I also wanted to say that I am really proud of Barry Bonds. Not only is he the new home run king, but he has a bigger cranium than any past champion. It's amazing when someone dominates on so many level. :)
     
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    You raise a good point about the long history of baseball cheaters, but the career home run title stands far above all other MLB records in most people's memories. The asterisk will remain in full force and be contemplated for many years to come...that is, unless A-Rod stops screwing around.
     
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    How many other countries are worried about the working conditions for American workers?

    During the depression, times were obviously tough. Working conditions suffered as competition for remaining jobs increased and employers could pay next to nothing for life threatening jobs. So, unions popped up and created some leverage for the workers.

    The best thing we can do for foreign workers is keep buying their product. The rest is up to them.

    If you want Nike to pay high wages, then they sure aren't going to have a factory in China. They may as well pay high wages to people in America and save on the shipping costs and the hassle of dealing with the Chinese government.
     
  5. ggazoo69

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    Exactly!
     
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    Definitely a good point, and I wholeheartedly agree. One interesting thing about China is the way geography seems to affect the economy. In the east, especially along the seaboard, the economy is booming. In the west, people are starving. Literally starving. And even in the east, the middle class live in conditions that some of the poorest among us wouldn't accept.
     
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    It's gunna take the Chinese several generations to move to a credit-based inflationary economy like we have in the West.
     
  8. TwYcH

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    Leading the MLB in HR's is screwing around?

    hahahahahahahahahaha
     
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    The sad thing is that pro athletes like Alex Rodriguez and even Tiger Woods will be under suspicion because of the amount of players who have juiced up...................
     
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    The sad thing is that they could be "cheating" too. Then what will we say?
     
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    Tiger Woods is a big proponent of testing for it on the PGA tour.
     
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    Thats not any different from baseball players who have later been found in violation. I'm just sayin....
     
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    Except Tiger isn't responding to allegations. The tour has no plans of testing and he is stepping up and saying they should. I don't think he suspects any tour players of it, but rather wants to be proactive to avoid the suspicion raised by other sports.
     
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    You're probably right. I'm a big Tiger fan. I've just learned not to be shocked anymore when sports figures are linked to performance enhancing drugs.
     
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    Tiger is much more muscular than when he was a rookie. He is also losing his hair. Don't know about his head size. Maybe, it's just the length of his hair that's changed.:stirthepot:
     
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    Barry Bonds has posted on his website that the Giants are going to not sign him for 2008. I'm surprised, since the fans there do seem to appreciate him. He probably would have signed for a lot less. It'll be interesting to see who picks him up. I'm figuring that at age 43, He'll be in the American league as a DH...........Probably for Much less than the 16 mil he signed for last season...........
     
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    I wonder if a team with struggling attendance would sign him, to drum up some business at the gate. I think it would be funny to see him in Devil Rays uniform. He's having an OK season, but pretty subpar for him. He's at 2,935 hits for his career. Maybe he'll want to come back and try to get 3,000.
     
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    There seemed to be so much love for him back in SF.......Beginning to wonder now if it was just about the money to be made by the team. Devil Rays are a good option, but I think Barry wants a 'ship'.
     
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    Well, there's a short right-field porch in the Bronx.
     
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    All that would be missing would be Billy Martin and Reggie Jackson...
    Don't know if the Yanks would sign him............
     

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