Thursday, May 31, 2007

Don't look now, but it's the Bond's Circus

Barry Bonds survived the media up in New York and just in case you didn't read any of it, here is some selections of what he had to say while up in the Big Apple:

Here's from New York Newsday:
written by Bob Herzog

" The juicier the questions, the drier the responses were. But unlike Tuesday night, when Barry Bonds blew off the media, the Giants' controversial slugger agreed to a pregame session in the visitors' dugout at Shea Stadium last night.

With steroids a taboo topic, Bonds was grilled about his pursuit of the all-time home run record. He is nine short of Hank Aaron's 755.

When asked about commissioner Bud Selig's noncommittal stance on attending the potential record-breaking game, Bonds said, "I don't have any comments on Bud. Bud's his own man."

Asked about Aaron's flat-out refusal to attend, Bonds added, "I don't have any comments on that, either."

Pressed about Selig being there for Mark McGwire's record-breaking 62nd home run in 1998, Bonds said irritably, "Why do you guys want to keep repeating the same stories every day? Let's just talk about the team, talk about us playing baseball. Can we do that? Can we help educate kids about the sport, or is this all we're going to talk about forever?"

Maybe not forever, but controversial topics rather than conventional ones were clearly on reporters' agendas. When asked about the meaning of the home run record, Bonds replied, "We're not there yet. We're not even close enough to even discuss it at this moment."

A reporter shouted a question from the back of the pack about Bonds' place in history, and the Giants' star didn't hesitate to give a one-word answer. "No."

Of Bobby Bonds Jr.'s recent remarks in the Newark Star-Ledger that he was annoyed about the responses of Selig and Aaron, Bonds said, "I love my brother. That's my blood."

So what he said wasn't too revealling, it's more of the same from Bonds sort of like a dog chasing it's tail- after a while it's just plain easy to do!

1 comment:

  1. Boo Bonds and Boo the the entire game the entire series.