Saturday, February 07, 2009

Local papers hate Bonds

A San Jose newspaper editorial writes:
"The fact that someone should write in the newspaper is, I've never failed a drug test." — Barry Bonds, Sept. 18, 2005

... Court documents released Wednesday showed that he tested positive for three types of steroids from 2000 to 2003.

Some argue enough is enough. Now that it's clear Bonds was juiced, stop wasting taxpayer money on trying to convict him. ... That would be acceptable if Major League Baseball were seriously trying to clean up the sport — and if Bonds had come clean to the grand jury and to fans.
The above Bonds quote is true, or at least it was true at the time. Bonds passed that 2003 drug test. It has now been reported that Alex Rodriguez failed it, but Bonds passed it. The feds now say that Bonds's sample contained THG, but no one knew how to test for that in 2003. Bonds did admit in 2003 to taking what is now known as THG.

MLB is now testing for steroids and other drugs, and punishing players who test positive. It is cleaning up the sport. I don't know why the local reporters hate Bonds so much, but I don't think that they should accuse him of lying unless they can show that he made some false statement.

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