Barry Bonds Likely Done For Good [File this one under Gerontology Bowback]
It's still hard to fathom how Barry Bonds remains jobless. Looking purely at his stats, here's a guy that OBP'd [On-Base Percentage'd] .480 last year. He got on base half the time he walked up to the plate. Most teams would kill for that. But as Tom Verducci points out today, once the Blue Jays decided not to pursue Bonds, the curtain has likely been drawn on the man.
"Now here's the bad news for Bonds: The Toronto Blue Jays, the very definition of that best-case scenario for him, want absolutely nothing to do with Bonds. [ ... ]
"The risks? The possibilities that he poisons the clubhouse, challenges the manager's authority (think he's going to listen to John Gibbons, such as if he asks him to stretch with the team?), demands special treatment, brings media and legal distractions, breaks down physically, turns 43 in July at a time when stars of the Steroid Era are falling off career cliffs, and generally harms whatever team culture an organization has established. As Jays president Paul Godfrey told a Toronto radio station, 680 News, back in March when Jays officials ruled out Bonds after, oh, five minutes of thought, 'We all agreed unanimously that Barry Bonds would be a major distraction to the team.'"Ah yes, lest I forget, Bonds is more than just stats. He's viewed as trouble, a cancer, an aging, over-priced former superstar who despite what he would be worth at the plate, just isn't worth the risk involved....
Nice Guy Mr. Bonds: heard walking away murmuring this epithet --
"...Aye mr west we so outta here baby...
"...And me im mr weezy baby...yea im so bright not shady, my teeth and my ice so white like shady, ice in my teeth so refridgerated, im so **** in good like im sleepin with megan, im all about my franklins.. lincons and regans
Whenever they make them..i shal hayve them, oops I meant have them, im so crazy, but if u play crazy you'll be sleepin with dasiys, its such a habeet, oops I meant habit, and my drink still pinker than the easter rabbit, and im still cole(cold) like keshias family, stole on my waist turn beef to patties, and I ate it cuz im so at it, and I dont front, and I dont go backwards, and I dont practice, and I dont lack it, and u can get buried **** my..."