sfsfsfgiants wrote:People say steriods helped Bonds the most because he is so good? How do you know that he wasnt that much better then everyone else in the game, with or without steriods.
That's my point.
Adam Dunn is a big, tall 'roid case who stands in the batter's box and strikes out a lot. Sure, he'll hit a lot of home runs... but the fact remains, steriods pretty much created his game (along with players like Jason Giambi).
Barry Bonds always bats over .300, is a 10-time Gold Glover, is the only person in the history of the MLB to steal 500 bases and hit 500 home runs, and (here's the kicker): Barry did it all without ever being the strongest OR the fastest.
Barry Bonds is a Gold Glove outfielder... yet, when was the last time you said to yourself, "Man, Barry's got a cannon for an arm". You never have. Thats because Barry's arm has never been the strongest. He's just a damn good fielder. Off the crack of the bat, Barry already knows whether or not he's going to move... and, if so, he knows EXACTLY where the ball is going.
He's stealing bases again this year... and he has yet to be caught... and he's doing it ON ONE FRIGGIN LEG. And, yet, Barry isn't the fastest. Hell, he's probably the slowest player on the roster. But he knows the game of baseball.
Barry Bonds is just a natural at baseball. One of the greatest to ever play the game.