The biggest phony in sports

Once again it's all about Barry Bonds. Even in a week where the baseball world has all but crucified Mark McGwire by denying him entry...

Once again it's all about Barry Bonds. Even in a week where the baseball world has all but crucified Mark McGwire by denying him entry into the Hall of Fame, the story is Bonds.

On Thursday the New York Daily News reported that Bonds failed a drug test under Major League Baseball's amphetamine policy last season. Not exactly the type of drug test we would have expected Bonds to fail, but it does two things. It proves that he is a cheat and is taking illegal substances and it adds another layer of doubt and suspicion to the already mountainous pile of evidence against him.

And to make matters worse for himself, which is what he does best nowadays since his homerun production has dropped like a lead balloon, he is allegedly blaming a teammate for this. The Daily News is reporting that Bonds is saying he unknowingly took the amphetamines from the locker of his teammate Mark Sweeney.

So let me get this straight. Bonds who infamously stays in his own corner of the Giants locker room with his entourage and knows exactly what he’s putting in his body at all times is just walking around the locker room like a kid in a candy store eating things he finds in other people’s lockers.

If people want to know why everyone hates Bonds so much, all they have to do is read his latest excuse. He’s not hated because of racism or because of his athletic ability; it’s because he talks to everyone like they’re idiots. And the first thing he does after getting caught is throw a teammate under the bus.

Depending on where and if it even happens, Bonds may be spending more time in court this year than on the field. When he passes Hank Aaron’s home run record, fans in attendance should all get up and walk out of the stadium. Let him celebrate with the person he cares about most, himself.

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