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The last roundup for Bonds in 2006? And Brown calls it quits too - UPDATE 2
2006-02-19 21:06
by Bob Timmermann

In an interview in USA Today with Bob Nightengale, Barry Bonds says that "I'm not playing baseball anymore after this".

"I can't even tell how you may pain pills I am on or how many sleeping pills I'm taking," Bonds said. "I don't have a choice. I can't even run that much anymore. How can I run? I don't have any cartilage in that knee. I'm bone on bone.

"But I can still hit. I can rake. I can hit a baseball."

Additional info Toward the end of the first page of this Murray Chass column, Kevin Brown makes his retirement official.

Thanks to Repoz at BTF

Updated At least we know that Bonds is healthy enough to backpedal.

2006-02-19 15:10:09
1.   Brent is a Dodger Fan
So let's not pitch to him and keep him somewhere between Ruth and Aaron on the all-time list.

True, I'm a Dodger fan. I've been living in enemy territory for almost Barry's entire career with the Jints, and he has only very briefly flirted with a public image where one could believe that he brings some sort of personal value to the earth. Instead, he has consistently portrayed himself as a non-human, as something outside of the normal social order of life.

Plus, I just cannot believe he did not know what he was taking, or that not knowing excuses him in any way. He's most likely a doper, and while Ruth might have been a boozer and a womanizer, Aaron was and is an honorable man whose accomplishment deserves to stand up, past the scandal of the juice.

So let's not pitch to Barry.

2006-02-19 15:35:25
2.   ScoobyGoo
Here's hoping Bonds ends up with 713 so we can see if numbers don't mean anything to him...
2006-02-19 16:52:44
3.   Andrew Shimmin
Whatever happened to the tax evasion stuff? It sounded, for a while, like he was on his way to the big house (no less than any Giant deserves), but I haven't heard anything since.
2006-02-19 20:12:10
4.   Start Spreading the News
I too am hoping he goes into a serious slump. What a jerk he is.
2006-02-19 20:39:53
5.   Mark
Seriously, what's the worst that can happen to a team if they throw every pitch at Barry's head?
2006-02-19 21:38:39
6.   grandcosmo
5. Nothing other than having their players and manager fined and suspended and then arrested for assault.
2006-02-19 21:59:37
7.   Bob Timmermann
There is also the small matter that the Giants pitchers will reciprocate.

It's not like Armando Benitez hasn't done the same before.

2006-02-19 22:21:32
8.   das411
But if, say, the Dodgers were to sign Doc Ellis...or perhaps he would fit in better with the brothers Weaver in Anaheim.
2006-02-20 10:55:03
9.   Mark
A reprise: Seriously, what's the worst that can happen to a team if they "accidentally" throw every pitch at Barry's head?
2006-02-20 17:07:10
10.   Steve
If you threw at Barry Bonds' head, how would you miss?

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