Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic

Yay Barry!

Barry Bonds broke the career HR record tonight while I had flipped channels from the game to see the ending of Tru Calling on the Sci-Fi channel. When I switched back, people were shouting, and some guy who looked like he was wearing a Washington Nationals shirt** was being escorted out by several cops. I thought the guy might have made a scene or something and was being given the bum's rush, but then I noticed he was shaking hands and high-five-ing all the way, and then the announcer broke in to say this was the fellow who had caught the ball.

So I got to see live Bond's little thank you speech, which was gracious, articulate and touching. Nice to know he had it in him. After the speech they replayed the hit several times, as well as the whole at-bat session, and I have to say this was a hit worthy of the record. I had seen him hit a double and single earlier in the game.

**Seeing the replays, the fellow who caught the ball was wearing NY Mets gear.

About steroids. IMHO, there is nothing wrong with professional athletes taking performance-enhancing drugs. We are not all created equal, regardless of what our pie-in-the-sky founding poets claimed, and I don't think there is anything wrong with a professional in any field using chemicals to help level the playing field. Banning steroids from professional athletics is as ridiculous as banning coffee from business meetings.

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