Tag Archive: Barry Bonds

Oct 16

Hall of mirrors

Admittedly, I used to hold the concept of the Hall of Fame in the highest esteem. When I was a kid reading as much about baseball as I possibly could, Hall of Famers were flawless demigods from a thousand years ago who pitched comets and swung bolts of lightning. My parents took me on a …

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May 20

Putting the future on hold with Bryce Harper

I watched Bryce Harper go through the motions last Friday night, his attention to detail and serious countenance connoting a longtime veteran of the sport. I listened as the 18-year-old Harper, sporting a ridiculous mustache, crafted a respectful and droll media presence, relaying with an underlying trace of irony to a group of reporters that …

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Apr 25

Bonds jersey recalls glorious failure of Turn Ahead the Clock Night

I often have my packages delivered to my parents’ house since I live in an apartment, and when my father recently dropped off a delivery I had been eagerly awaiting, I immediately tore it open and pulled out a jersey I would consider a holy grail. My dad took one look at my new Barry …

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Jan 12

Truth and consequences: Coming to grips with memories of McGwire

It’s funny, but thinking back, Mark McGwire was very much a part of my life growing up.

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Dec 31

Rearview mirror: The coolest, and un-coolest, athletes of the 2000’s

Another set of lists as part of our friends at Trumbull Island’s Year/Decade-ending Top 10 list hysteria. Here are the Top 10 coolest athletes of the decade, and the Top 10 least coolest athletes. I’m sure I’m missing some, but I think it’s a pretty good primer. I think you’ll see Nas is generally a …

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Nov 06

Meet the new king … How will success affect A-Rod now and forever?

  After the Yankees won the World Series on Wednesday night, Alex Rodriguez spent some time gleefully saying that he was now “just one of the guys.” That he had earned his pinstripes, so to speak. This, to me, is wishful thinking on A-Rod’s part. His salary, his very public personal life, his… interesting… personality …

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Sep 04

‘Vick Bowl’ shows fans love having a (milk) bone to pick with Mike Vick

Here’s the long and short of it: If you go see Michael Vick play this season, you’re probably going to have some dog biscuits thrown at you. At least that’s my experience. Vick’s traveling circus came to my home state on Thursday night, a few hours after Warden Goodell reinstated him for Week 3, and …

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Jul 17

Words to live by: Albert Belle

Remember Albert Belle? Prodigious slugger for the Indians and Orioles who was completely and totally insane? You know the guy — he hit 381 homers in 12 years, once almost decapitated Fernando Vina, nailed a heckler in the chest with a baseball, put a GPS in his ex-girlfriend’s car to stalk her, and ran down …

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