Even Barry Bonds is getting tired of his act.
In the latest reprise of his you-won’t-have-Barry-to-kick-around speech, Bonds pre-announced his retirement and then decried what has become of his beloved sport while managing at once to blame the media and absolve himself of any responsibility for its current state.
Adding insult to injury, Bonds announced he couldn’t give a damn about records but he’d do us all a favor and play one more season and try and break the all-time home run record because, as he sees it, MLB is obsessed with his doing so.
Such a magnanimous gesture, Mr. Bonds.
Poll after poll shows most baseball fans considerably less than enthusiastic about Bonds’ breaking the record. Early results in today’s ESPN instant poll reveal unanimity across the nation (not a single state shows a plurality for Mr. Bonds): 77% of the 81,856 respondents (at 8:50AM EST) do not want to see Bonds break the record.
Make that an emphatic 81,857…and counting.