Should Barry Bonds Be Given A Statue? Perry ‘Spitballs’ Were ‘Kids Play’ #PEDs

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Bonds Before and After

Bonds before and after

 Should Barry Bonds Get A Statue?

Should Barry Bonds Get A Statue?

 

DOES BARRY BONDS WARRANT A STATUE?  Voice Your Choice #PEDs #Steroids

 

       The San Francisco Giants have honored their top players of the past with statues, most recently giving one to pitcher Gaylord Perry (August 13) of the 1960s-70s teams. In answering the question ‘Should Bonds Have A Statue?’  much is determined by one’s own feelings with regard to Performance Enhancing Drugs.

 

Before Barry Bonds came to the Giants in 1997 he was a ‘mere’ .275 hitter averaging  25 homers a year with Pittsburg during his mid-20s -lower combined averages than any Hall of Famers.  Of course we know what happened  when Bonds and  BALCO  burst upon the scene  in San Francisco – Bonds suddenly averaging around 40 homers a year  with a .312 average (15 year San Francisco career). Should what most agree is a significant  ‘performance enchanced’ output be rewarded? Perhaps not the Hall of Fame but maybe/maybe not this for the hometown guy who ‘built AT&T Park’ and who still has , by far, more ‘splash’ hits in the Bay than anyone else (in fact, nobody hardly hits them anymore).   You may want to read THIS if you’re still not sure how to ‘vote’ ( in the one question survey at the bottom of the above block).

 

BONDS  WOULD BE THE ONLY PLAYER WITH STATUE NOT IN THE HALL OF FAME

 

If Bonds were to achieve Statue Recognition he would be the first who hasn’t been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. All of the previous players given statues (Willie Mays, Orlando Cepeda, Juan Marichal and now Gaylord Perry) have were inducted soon after their eligibility into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Bonds has not, and it could be years before he might be inducted due to his pretty well accepted use of PEDs. It’s another  reason that might delay or deny a Bonds statue.

 

SPIT BALL ‘KIDS PLAY’ NEXT TO STEROIDS

It’s interesting also to think back to what a big deal was made out of Gaylord Perry and the supposed ‘spitball‘ that some have credited for his success.  Yet, he was a rather  ‘cinch’ to make the Hall of Fame, which he did, in 1991, despite some minor division.  By comparison, who would have ever imagined what San Francisco would have spawned 25 years later when Barry Bonds came to the Giants and plied his ‘craft.’ Bonds record-setting results made Perry’s ‘spitballs’ seem like kids play to the point that Bonds has yet to enter the Hall.

 

 

BONDS CAREER STATS

Bonds Career Stats 15 years with Giants (1997-2007)

 Should Barry Bonds Get A Statue?

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