Monday, May 22, 2006

Barry Bonds: Now 100% Steroid-Free!

Readers of this blog might guess that I am not a fan of Barry Bonds. True enough. However, I will give the man his due. He's clearly one of the greatest baseball players ever. ESPN makes the point well in its calculation of how many homeruns he would have hit if he had never used steroids. The best part of this piece is that they follow the rule used by lazy high-schoolers for generations: if you're going to make up your data, at least make sure it's precise. Thus, they conclude that he would have hit precisely 616 home runs.

Where would that place Bonds on the all-time homer list? Fifth - and within striking distance of the 'Say Hey Kid.' Pretty darn good for a cheater.

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