The steroid problem is one of the main reasons I cannot stand baseball anymore. Barry Bonds is pursuing one of the greatest records in all of sports and he is only a couple of swings from becoming the all-time home run leader. Despite years of suspected steroid allegations, his ties with BALCO and side-stepping the media, Bonds has been allowed to keep playing baseball even though he's a fucking cheater. This is bullshit. For those of you who don't believe that this man has taken some sort of growth hormone, all the proof you need is here:
It's no secret that Bonds "hulked up" after the 1998 season. His legs, arms and chest got bigger as well as his big fucking head. His big ass head is large enough that it affects the tides. That shit has it's own gravitational pull. I don't care what sort of exercise program he's on, your head, your muscles and your body in general does not experience such growth playing baseball in your mid-30's.
Besides the giant turd that the steroid problem is laying on baseball, another thing that pisses me off are the salaries of some of these athletes. I'm talking about A-Rod's astronomical salary. This guy is getting $252 million over 10 years. That comes out to $25.2 million every year, or $156,000 per game, or about $39,000 per at bat (assuming 4 at bats per game). This is fucking absurd. Sure, these guys have to play from April till October (if the team makes the playoffs) and they play 162 games, but still... 156 thousand fucking dollars per game? Fuck that. No player is worth that. Especially someone like Gay-Rod. Sure, the guy is pretty good and he might eventually be the best player (statistically) ever, but fuck this cunt.
We all know about baseball's recent struggles (1994 strike, 2002 All-Star Game ending in a tie, A-Rod's salary, steroids), but this story is just appalling.
More proof that baseball sucks:
There are a couple of funny moments that baseball has provided though. Here are a few of my favorites:Former Boston Red Sox pitcher, Pedro Martinez, grabbing 72-year old Yankees pitching coach, Don Zimmer, by the head and throwing him to the ground during the 2003 playoffs.
Manny Ramirez selling an autographed grill on eBay.
There was also this altercation where minor league ballplayer, Izzy Alcantara was hit by a pitch and before he charged the mound, he kicked the catcher in the chest. Alcantara then charged the mound, swung at the pitcher and proceded to get his shit ruined by the rest of the infield.
Baseball has really taken a fall the last decade. Every record from the mid-90's till now should be marked with an asterisk on account of this being the Steroid Era. I hope that assbag Bonds doesn't break Hank Aaron's record. Bonds is a lying, cheating scumbag. A-Rod gets paid WAY too much money and you have people like Ozzie Guillen and Curt Schilling running their mouths everyday. The baseball season is too fucking long as well. There's nothing worse than waking up late in the summer, turning on the TV and seeing Fox Saturday Baseball showing an epic matchup between the Royals and Rangers. The College World Series also sucks ass. Double elimination? What the fuck is all that about?