And we thought this just might be a banner day for baseball. It is, but this is not the kind of banner we had in mind. Looks like Barry need not even bother saying it ain’t so. A taste:
By 2001, when Bonds broke Mark McGwire’s single-season home-run record (70) by belting 73, Bonds was using two designer steroids referred to as the Cream and the Clear, as well as insulin, human growth hormone, testosterone decanoate (a fast-acting steroid known as Mexican beans) and trenbolone, a steroid created to improve the muscle quality of cattle.
This set of terrible allegations is not entirely surprising but is still shocking in its detail. It is extremely sad, this story, particularly as it comes (coincidentally and ironically) just a day after one of the most joyful of players passed on.
[Editors’ Note: This is a composite of two posts, first uploaded simultaneously, by YF & SF]