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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Bonds Convicted of 1 Count

Hard to know what to make of this except that we used to celebrate retired baseball greats. Now we wonder what they were on when they played and whether they had an unfair advantage as a result.

We used to speak reverently of the accomplishments of guys like Jackie Robinson (an all-time hero), Ted Williams (a war hero), Willie Mays (in certain ways, a super hero), Hank Aaron (a great player and ambassador for the game), Sandy Koufax, Bob Gibson, and many, many others.

Fast forward a couple of generations, and what do we talk about now? What are we supposed to say about Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Rafael Palmeiro, Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds, among many others?

It's an empty feeling, isn't it?

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