With Commissioner Bud Selig about to crown the next *Home Run King*, the fans of America's pastime are faced with an ethical dilemma. These fans must decide whether to honor the *flax-seed oil* enhanced Bonds as the new king of the longball, or ignore this man's record breaking performance in the same fashion that Selig ignored the growth of a man from a sleek jet to a lumbersome, slow moving blimp. I propose the latter.
Why give credit where credit ISN'T due??? The American legal system proclaims a man innocent until proven guilty. Unfortunately, this same legal system has failed to do so time and time again. For instance, many seem to recall a glove not fitting a particular someone who happens to carry the same nickname that can currently be applied to the man with an over-inflated HR total to match his over-inflated ego. Why should baseball have to follow the same rules as law inforcement. It didnt when barring the greatest hitter of all-time from the Hall of Fame. In the minds of public opinion, we know Bonds was using HGH not flax-seed oil. We also know that Selig will not due anything to protect the record of humble Hammerin' Hank, a man beloved by those close to baseball for being able to due everything right, including upholding the responsibilty of being a role-model for the youths of the game. Thus, it is up to us, as fans of the game, to make sure this man fails to be recognized as the rightful record holder, but rather be rightfully recognized as a cheat and a chump.
Some people say that if you truly are a fan of the game, you will watch as a man who once wore a size 7 hat walks up to the plate; and you will watch and wait for the most sacred record in baseball to be broken. They say it is your duty to view this *record-breaking* performance. I say nay to viewing that display by the bay. As a TRUE fan it is your duty to IGNORE Barry Bonds for the next few games. As ESPN interrupts the baseball games you truly care about to show Bonds vs. a pitcher to be later known only as a trivia question, TURN OFF YOUR TV. Boycott all this Barry Bonds related. While ESPN airs Giants games do what Bud Selig cant . . . avoid them. While a performance-enhanced ogre swings his toothpick, pick up a biography of truly great players. Read about Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Willie Stargell, etc. This is all we can do besides praying for a miracle.
Not everything is bad, however. Griffey doesnt have the time to break the record but ARod only has another 300 longballs to go!!!