Barry Bonds started his career on the Pittsburgh Pirates, and I remember that Barry. He was slim, sleek and a slasher. He could hit for power, and he hit plenty of homers, but he was no monster. Then something changed, and around 1999, he started to hit everything out of the park. And he began to get huge, out of the blue. Accordingly, his home run totals skyrocketed, and he began to approach Henry (Hank) Aaron's all-time home run record of 755. Then, things started to fall apart for Barry. His personal trainer got arrested. Barry had to testify with regards to whether this buddy of his had been supplying steroids to numerous MLB players, including Barry. The world, which had known for a while that Barry was surly and supernaturally-strong, came down on him. But he kept playing, and this season he has Hank in his sights, with 742 homers as of yesterday. Henry Aaron has not called the once-slender Barry, and this hurts the slugger's feelings. He has complained about the lack of encouragement from the record-holder.
I am not crying for Barry, but I am saddened that Hank Aaron will most likely have his record broken by a steroid user. If you do not believe Mr. Bonds used anabolics, check out the attached photos. You decide.