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. War Lord Registered

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    The weakest of races.
     
  2. D.Rex Ninja among Dinosaurs

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    I agree 100%. Racism is real but it isn't at fault for every bad thing that happens to someone of another race. Too many people use it as an excuse. When we were younger my best friend Richie whenever he'd get in trouble at school he'd say "it's because I'm black isn't it". And although it was funny at the time I knew the reason he'd gotten a detention was because he had just sworn at the teacher or done something else. The irony here was although it was a joke too many people try to use it as a real excuse when it has nothing to do with the issue.

    People hate Barry Bonds because he's an arrogant jerk and he cheated to break one of baseball's most hallowed records.
     
  3. War Lord Registered

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    The media tends to cover its backside by using allegedly to prevent it from being sued.
     
  4. C. Lee Superherohype Administrator

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    Like them there Martian critters Tom Cruise beat up?
     
  5. War Lord Registered

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    Except those Martians had more intelligence than those who use steroids.
     
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    You really don't understand the way racism works. It's not always intentional. And no, not literally every bad thing that happens to a black person is because of racism. But you'd be surprised how much of it is related, either directly or indirectly, to individual or institutional racism.

    That said, Bonds very clearly took roids. He went from averaging something like thirty homers per year to suddenly busting records, and it was way too late in his career. He started out as a Rickey Henderson-style leadoff hitter, but when that didn't work out for him and he wasn't good enough at it, he decided to start popping and suddenly he's about to break Hank Aaron's record.
     
  7. War Lord Registered

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    Umm....Babe's.
     
  8. y2jversion1 Registered

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    Wow. That's as intelligent as a statement like "Everyone who smokes weed is nothing but a low-life punk"

    Easy with the generalizations there man.
     
  9. War Lord Registered

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    But everybody who does smoke weed is a low-life punk, even if they drive a BMW. :confused:

    Anybody who thinks the shortened life that often comes from heavy steroid use is lacking brain power.

    I'm not sure what problem you're having here.
     
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    Remember the race to break the single season record between Sosa/McGwire, everybody loved both because they weren't d*cks like Barry Bonds.
     
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    He'll beat Hank Aaron if he has to play till he's seventy. He's a glory-hungry son of a *****.

    He said, slugging back another shot of whiskey.

    Make no mistake, that is racism. That is institutional, and probably individual racism. Racism is not just some guy saying "I hate ******s so I'll go burn a cross."

    Part of institutional racism is the fact that blacks are disproportionately poor because of the way the system ****s them over time and time again. Classism becomes racism by virtue of a system that continually keeps blacks in a cycle of poverty and degradation. But yes, the larger issue is classism. If the workers of the world would ever unite and overthrow the capitalism *********s like lazur, racism would not have to be an issue. We are not skin colors or flags, we are human beings.

    And there's where I have to disagree. Racism is, in a very real sense, at the root cause of the vast vast vasy majority of problems in the black community. Racism crops up in surprising ways. For example, the majority of popular black music has been deliberately selected by the major labels to give a public impression of blacks as violent, drugged-out, money-obsessed assclowns. That is racism.
     
  13. droogiedroogie2 Registered

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    And they weren't using roids (Mac used andro, it's not a roid, read up on it.) Although Sosa was corking, and I always suspected that, you know? It was the same thing with Bonds where he used to hit thirty at most in a season, and suddenly he's up to 66. That was always bull**** to me.
     
  14. reggiebar Registered

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    There is absolutely NO WAY that the hate for Bonds is racially motivated - period.

    People hate Bonds for two reasons - the cat has always been a jerk throughout his career and people believe that he used A LOT of steroids over the later part of his career.

    If Ken Griffey Jr., for example, had remained healthy throughout the later part of his career, he would easily be on pace to one day break the home run record. Can anyone honestly tell me that Jr. would have any backlash against him?

    Please, Bonds is an arrogant cheater, plain and simple. No one outside of the city of San Francisco likes the man and it has nothing to do with his skin color.
     
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    I guess my problem is with your uneducated ignorant generalization of something that you obviously don't know much about - except for what you've been fed from the media.
     
  16. D.Rex Ninja among Dinosaurs

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    That makes the most sense out of anything I've heard. You win droogiedroogie2 I've got nothing to counter that with. Good points.
     
  17. War Lord Registered

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    I've always like Griffey and Bo Jackson. Probably the two greatest gentlemen in the sport.
     
  18. reggiebar Registered

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    Sosa used the juice. There is no denying that Sosa didn't juice throughout his career. Look at the cat from early on in his career and then during that home run chase and try and tell me he wasn't juicing. BTW, have you seen him lately? Sosa juiced, no doubt about it.

    I bet Big Mac juiced as well. He may have had the andro in his locker, but he juiced throughout his career as well.
     
  19. War Lord Registered

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    It's like Mcguire was using steroids, because if he was just limited to andro, he wouldn't have needed to cover his butt in his testimony because that knowledge was already public knowledge.
     
  20. War Lord Registered

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    I didn't get my information from the media, but watching my nephew on his couch.

    25,000 posts!!!!
     
  21. reggiebar Registered

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    Except that Sosa certainly juiced and Big Mac most likely did as well.

    Please, Big Mac played with Cancseco - you think he never juiced - come on.
     
  22. Equint77 MY NAME IS HOV

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    barry bonds is an *******..... plain and simple.. it doesn't matter how good he is... he was the ******* who made the team give him his own space in the locker room... including TV, leather recliner and god knows what else.

    He's put himself above the team and the game. For all of Babe Ruth's faults he'll always be considered a national hero and legend. Bonds having this record won't ever put him in the same category.
     
  23. reggiebar Registered

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    No doubt he juiced. Half of baseball juiced in the 90s.
     
  24. Equint77 MY NAME IS HOV

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    if all this "juicing" was true.. that muther****er Juiceman Jay would be a ****ing billionaire.

    [​IMG]

    :(
     
  25. reggiebar Registered

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    MLB ballplayers aren't going to make their own juice. They buy it at Jamba Juice or somewhere like that :)
     

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