Is the hate on Barry Bonds racially motivated?

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Is the hate on Barry racial?

  1. Yes-People are judging him because hes black

  2. No-People just dont like him because hes a jerk

  3. I dont care.

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  1. Ronny Shade back for a limited time

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    Then you're not one of the 10,000 people who thought I was asian. good man.
     
  2. War Lord Registered

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    For me, it's neither racial or the fact that he's a jerk. Aaron was Black and Cobbs was the biggest jerk in baseball and I respect both their place in the record books.

    It's simply how Bonds might obtain his place in the record books that bugs me.
     
  3. Kipobe Registered

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    Nofx is asian? Ew, I hate him even more now, if possible.
     
  4. War Lord Registered

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    The good news is that as he's playing now and the fact that pitchers are not showing him any regard, he just might not get it.

    He probably will, but I'm hoping not.
     
  5. Ronny Shade back for a limited time

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    I didn't know boyscouT was asian

    but I'm pretty race-blind so I didnt even really think about it
     
  6. Erzengel |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

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    You are one of those Wannabe Asians like that guy in Not Another Teen Movie.
     
  7. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    NOFX:down
     
  8. Ronny Shade back for a limited time

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    Actually, I wasn't even trying. I swear.
     
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    Knowing the human mind and the human condition you know there is a significant segment of the population that resorts to primitive thinking. You know there's a large segment who think in the basest terms. Knowing this you must realize that alot of those people who boo Bond's for steriods or whatever would cheer him if he was white regardless of these controversies. Why would people do this? For the same reason they don't want their daughters dating outside of their race. For the same reason they treat mexican immigrants worse than white immigrants. For the same reason people sit and associate with people who look most like themselves. Racism is part of the human condition. I wish it wasn't but it is. To pretend something doesn't exist won't save a person from cancer and it won't take away the real effects of racism either.

    If you take 10 white fathers and line them up against the wall. 3 of them may approve of their daughter marrying a black dude but others will not. Baseball has alot of white fans. If you don't think that racist sentiment doesn't carry over to sports then you may be a bit naive.
     
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    I've always hated the NASCAR race!:down:mad:
     
  11. Erzengel |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

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    I'm not saying that there isn't racism in America. I'm not even say that there are some people who don't want Bonds to succeed because he's Black. I'm saying that I think the majority of Bonds hate is centered around him being a jerk, and because of steroids. Even if Bonds isn't using steroids, he's in a bad situation because of Giambi, McGuire and Canseco. Him being Black for a lot of people is just coincidental.
     
  12. BAH HUMBBUG! There's an invisible man

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    It's part everything. Part of it is racially motivate, the other part is because people assume he used steriods (which he probably did but until proven guilty), and part of it is just because he is a jerk.
     
  13. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    Its already confirmed he took illegal substances in the form of a cream. He denies knowing that it was an illegal substance.
     
  14. BAH HUMBBUG! There's an invisible man

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    Show me a report. Show me proof. Because as far as I know, no one outside of the legal system has actually seen the proof. Innocent until proven guilty.
     
  15. War Lord Registered

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  16. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    War Lord's post answers this question.
     
  17. BAH HUMBBUG! There's an invisible man

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    Where is the proof? Because I have yet to see this tesitmony. I have yet to see anywhere or read anywhere the repots of what Bonds said in that room. ESPN would be all over it if the reports were out.

    Fact is they aren't only the people involved in the grand jury tesimonies and possibly some of the AP know about it for sure. So far no new station or media outlet has provided us with copies of the documents from them.
     
  18. BAH HUMBBUG! There's an invisible man

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    The San Francisco Chronicle has reported that, in testimony last December before a federal grand jury, Giambi admitted taking steroids and human growth hormone, and Bonds admitted he took substances that were provided by a trainer who has been indicted on charges of illegally distributing performance-enhancing drugs. Bonds said he believed the substances were not steroids.

    Once again this fails to give me the actual detailed account of the testimony itself. Look I agree with you guys, Bonds did take steriods, but the documents haven't actually been released so that's why ESPN and other media outlets don't lambaste the guy because they can not say 100% that he did take steriods.
     
  19. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=1937594
     
  20. BAH HUMBBUG! There's an invisible man

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    Yeah I've seen that too. But here's the thing none of it is the documentation from the courts. Also it's he said/ she said. Believe me guys you don't have to convince me he was on the juice. But I just want to see the court documents provided by the media to confirm everything 100% that's all.
     
  21. War Lord Registered

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    Read the New York Times report that I linked.

    When you testify before the Senate, it's just like being in court with the very same consequences for not testifying.
     
  22. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    You never will then. Those documents are sealed.
     
  23. War Lord Registered

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    Reading reports from the New York times and ESPN are about as close as possible to reading those testimonies.
     
  24. C. Lee Superherohype Administrator

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    What race are steroids?
     
  25. BAH HUMBBUG! There's an invisible man

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    I thought they have been talking about releasing them? Then why does everyone keep saying allegedly?
     

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