He (Bonds) happened to have the bad luck of being associated with BALCO, which was run by a very imprudent guy who was reckless and got caught. Every other person you mention got their drugs from...we have no idea. That's the difference. And who's supposedly being hypocritical? Bonds has been indicted by a grand jury, and will be prosecuted by the feds. Major League baseball hasn't condemned him, and won't unless he's actually convicted. I think that's ridiculous, but at least it's consistent.
If Maguire or Sosa or Palmeiro could be linked to a supplier, you can bet the feds would be after him. And you can bet that MLB would be gutless idiots with them too, and not condemn players for cheating unless they were convicted in a court of law.
The real study in hypocrisy is how they handled Pete Rose. Don't get me wrong, I don't disagree with banning Pete...but why did they only go after Pete? What Bonds did was much worse than what Pete did.
John T. in Columbus
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