2.15.2005

Bonds Armor is Cracking

In a article in the Merc, it was reported that a woman claiming to be Bonds mistress from 1993-2003 told Fox News channel that Bonds had admitted to her that he used steroids in 1999 and 2000 after being injured.

Of course, that steroid usage is the sensational headline. It then is noted that she did not say whether they were anabolic or muscle-building. Cortisteroids are used to treat inflammatory diseases such as asthma and arthritis, which it does by breaking down tissue. I'm willing to bet two things. One is that she wouldn't know one steroid from another one; I know I wouldn't without prompting. Two is that it is probably the cortisteroids because Bonds recent knee operation was done to - everyone now - clear out his arthritis. I cannot remember, however, whether or not he was having his knee problems in 1999-2000.

The interesting thing to me is that despite all the sportswriters gunning for Bonds all these years, and it literally probably began almost from the day he put on a MLB uniform, he had been pretty teflon in terms of the image of his personal life. As he complained once in an interview, why are you bothering me when there are other players doing negative things like drinking, carousing, doing drugs, etc. Now, however, even though it was allegedly unbeknownst to him, he is an admitted steroids user and now the accusation that he has been keeping a mistress longer than either of his wives. I wonder how his wife is taking this one.

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