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Saturday, August 04, 2007

Here it is in all its tainted glory....



That's exciting isn't it? No??? I agree. Bud Selig's reaction....priceless.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 11:35 PM

16 Comments:

What a tool Bud Selig is.

ian said...
Aug 5, 2007, 12:00:00 AM  

love selig's reaction....hey it was your watch...now ya gotta deal

Anonymous said...
Aug 5, 2007, 12:15:00 AM  

I wish he did it in L.A. - at least they'd boo him there, instead of cheer like a bunch of idiots from a whale's vagina.

el_hombre said...
Aug 5, 2007, 1:24:00 AM  

i'd have to say that when i first he did it my mood at the time died. i think he ruined baseball.

dave said...
Aug 5, 2007, 1:29:00 AM  

the day baseball died..bye bye miss american pie drove my chevey to the levey....yeah, but there was a pads blog that said they were gonna give it up and they did....i'm not dodgers fan but at least i know dodger fans would have let him have it....and one thing i'm glad vin scully didn't have to call that... so be consoled, i think it would have broke vin's heart to have to do it...and he's the best announcer in baseball...a legend

Anonymous said...
Aug 5, 2007, 1:45:00 AM  

Get over yourselves. It's not the end of the world and there are many culpable parties to this "record." Baseball is a game of eras and he's one of the best players ever and the best of his era. Save your indignation and horror for real world problems and real sports problems. Hell, who's to say that Hank Aaron wasn't hopped up on greenies throughout his career. You so sure Griffey Jr. or A-Rod or Ripken or Gwynn didn't cheat? How many players used cocaine in the 70s and 80s? How many players used greenies from the 50s until recently? How many players took some type of drug that somehow allowed them to hit home runs? You don't know and I don't know. But, if
Bonds elicits so much anger, maybe each of you should look at yourselves in the mirror and question, just for a second, you baseball heroes of yesteryear.

And no, I don't like the Giants and I don't like Bonds. But, what I really don't like is the whole world telling me what a tragedy this is and how awful it is for baseball. It's neither a tragedy nor awful for baseball. Real tragedies are around us every day and baseball's made its bed with cheating since the game first began. That Bonds pushed envelopes and rules that were defined by "memos" and the smell test is no big deal. That Bonds was "mean" to people at the same time is what it is. Did he shave points? Did he fight dogs?

Ridiculous, all of you...

Anonymous said...
Aug 5, 2007, 2:04:00 AM  

i don't think its the end of the world..as a matter of fact, all this cut into the redsox breaking a nine game losing streak at safeco field....most of us don't care

Anonymous said...
Aug 5, 2007, 2:22:00 AM  

Way to go Bondsy! Purest swing in baseball. Best hitter in baseball. What a pleasure it's been to watch. BaaaRRYY!!!

William said...
Aug 5, 2007, 2:48:00 AM  

The only thing positive I have to say about this is that Chris Bermann couldn't be there to do his usual crap job of announcing because he was too busy licking the NFL's rectum at the Football Hall of Fame ceremonies.

Guaranteed he'll be hanging around unnecessarily for No. 766 like a geriatric trying to score a college babe at 4-for-1 night.

Jeff said...
Aug 5, 2007, 2:52:00 AM  

espn...between a-rod and barry i think every one else whose not a yankee or giants fan is just worrying about how there team is doing tonight and would not like to be interrupted.. so now until barry pops the big one were going have to be interrupted by espn sycophants and fox sports fools spare us give giants fans all the coverage they want leave the rest of us alone

Anonymous said...
Aug 5, 2007, 3:41:00 AM  

What a sad, sad day for baseball. I feel sick

Anonymous said...
Aug 5, 2007, 8:32:00 AM  

He only ruined baseball temporarily. He's just keeping the record warm for A-Rod, who'll break it sometime around 2014.

Anonymous said...
Aug 5, 2007, 11:32:00 AM  

Fuck you, San Diego!

Anonymous said...
Aug 5, 2007, 11:37:00 AM  

I have to agree with anon up there, the whole backlash about Bonds cheating is just ridiculous.

Look, we know many, many, many players cheated, and we know the league and everyone else looked the other way. Hell the league cheated when they used the juiced balls for all those seasons after the strike.

The whole point that everyone is missing is that baseball like every other sport is ENTERTAINMENT, just like TV, movies, music, books, etc…

If these guys cheated to make the game better, so what? Is “Apocalypse Now” a bad film because the entire cast was doing every drug known to man at the time?

Are the albums of the Doors, Zep, the Beatles or any other musicians worse because they were so hopped up they thought lyrics like “where rocking horse people eat marshmellow pies” made sense?

My point is all you high and mighty baseball purists need to get over yourselves and realize that in every form of entertainment nearly everyone has used some sort of artificial enhancement to make their product better, or to differentiate their work from that of others.

Did Bonds cheat? Absolutely. Should we hold it against him? Absolutely not. We’re not talking about the goverment lying and getting our soldiers killed, here.

It’s sports, not real life people. Come to grips with that and this whole “breaking the most hallowed record in the history of sports” thing will go down a lot smoother.

J Rose said...
Aug 5, 2007, 12:18:00 PM  

"It’s sports, not real life people."

Right, baseball is part of that fake life I've been reading about lately.

That entire comment by Anon was missing rationality, credibility, sensibility and about 16 other abilities, but other than that it was pretty good.

Frank said...
Aug 5, 2007, 9:17:00 PM  

Frank,

Real life is soldiers dying in Iraq and people getting crushed by falling bridges, not muscle-bound sluggers hitting homeruns, jackass.

J Rose said...
Aug 7, 2007, 10:35:00 AM  

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