February 19, 2006

Bonds Clarifies Retirement Talk: Here we go already. He's already backing off comments he made earlier in the day."If I can play [in 2007], I'm going to play; if I can't I won't,"

posted by erkno11 to baseball at 09:42 PM - 19 comments

Did this really merit another Front Page Post, a scant four hours after your first one? Better to stick this in the original thread.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:53 PM on February 19

ufez, i'll remember that the next time. good point. still learning about posting etiquette

posted by erkno11 at 09:57 PM on February 19

cough Hyporcite cough...dude, this is why you don't go and make these bogus claims.

posted by chemwizBsquared at 11:01 PM on February 19

When will he learn...we are long past caring. Retire...quit...admit the 'roids have washed you under. No one gives a shit anymore Barry...just go the fuck away. You Sir, are a joke now.

posted by commander cody at 02:25 AM on February 20

Please Barry, just go. Any record you may set is already tainted. Go back to where ever you came from and stew in your own hate.

posted by storagepro at 08:39 AM on February 20

I love Barry Bonds.

posted by djacobs at 09:10 AM on February 20

What he said: "If I can play [in 2007], I'm going to play; if I can't I won't," What I heard (or read): "Blah blah blah blah [blah blah], blah blah blah blah. Blah blah blah blah blah," I mean honestly. It's kinda like saying, "If it's raining, it's not sunny, if it isn't raining, it will be." No, really? You're kiddin'.

posted by The Gangstinator at 10:11 AM on February 20

Bonds just likes to hear himself talk and see his name in the paper. He doesn"t know what he wants, I guess thats what roids does to your brain.

posted by steelers101 at 10:45 AM on February 20

I'm not inside Barry's head, but I suspect if I had a microphone in my face all the time while I was working out in my mind what my future held, I might say more than a few contradictory things too. Keep that in mind while you're screaming at him for being some kind of wishy-washy hypocrite.

posted by chicobangs at 11:25 AM on February 20

chico, please take a moment to see if Barry has ever made this kind of comment before. Go ahead, it won't take long. Done? OK, now take your head out of his ass. Thanks.

posted by Masked at 11:57 AM on February 20

I'll ignore the personal attack and the condescending attitude, Masked, and point out that you're actually agreeing with me.

posted by chicobangs at 12:33 PM on February 20

however many years he is going to play we are in the final stages of seeing the greatest hitter of our time

posted by jsm22 at 12:43 PM on February 20

I really hope Bonds does retire, and soon, he doesn't deserve Aaron's record. Aaron had class and grace, Bonds is a horrible role model, and a steriod using has been. The record should be safe, hopefully.

posted by jah1078 at 12:48 PM on February 20

Really? I think Barry would want to take that record and rub it all our faces. That's the funny thing about talent - no class needed. Although for a guy who hates the media, he sure is giving them his fair share of time these days.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 01:21 PM on February 20

The only thing he will be rubbing on anything is more Ben-Gay on his knees, before he puts his brace on. If he can't run well enough to play outfield, what the hell are the Giants going to do with him? First base? You still have to move occasionally. Just listen to steroid-infested Hulk Hogan and Bonds talk one after the other. Yeah, guys, 'roids really DO infect your thought processes.

posted by mrhockey at 01:40 PM on February 20

Although for a guy who hates the media, he sure is giving them his fair share of time these days. "Barry, can I ask you a question?" "No. I'm tired of talking to the media. Whatever I say, you guys make a big deal about it." BARRY BONDS SNUBS MEDIA! WHAT IS HE HIDING? LET'S SPECULATE! It's a no-win situation.

posted by grum@work at 03:28 PM on February 20

Name me three people who SHOULD give a shit.

posted by Bud Lang at 03:47 PM on February 20

How about that? I think he's just trying to put a little more suspense to the HR record thing. He may not be able to break it this year and he wants people to believe that his main goal is not to achieve such milestone. But, let's face it this milestone could be by far the greatest accomplishment of his long ML career if one takes into account he's never won a WS.

posted by sharpshooter007 at 05:18 PM on February 20

Name me three people who SHOULD give a shit. Sure. Me, my friend Joe and about 2 million people that attend San Francisco Giant baseball games.

posted by grum@work at 08:07 PM on February 20

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