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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Compared to Barry Bonds, He Is

The volcano that is Curt Schilling's mouth blew molten lava all over the baseball world, with the best money pitcher of his generation blasting Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro over steroid usage on Bob Costas's show on HBO.

Among Bonds' responses was that Costas is a "midget" who knows nothing about baseball.

Interesting choice of words, Barry. After all, you are a Giant. . . and, well, a giant, so compare to you most folks in baseball are midgets.

At least now they are.

But were they in the early 1990's when you were a Pirate? Were you a giant then? Or did something change?

The bet here is that the difference in bulk and girth between you and Costas is much greater today than it was 15 years ago, and that hasn't come from simply eating "Rice-a-roni", the San Francisco treat or bowls of seafood-laden pasta at Fisherman's Wharf.

Be careful how you choose your words, Mr. Bonds, or else people will scrutinize your physique more than you should draw attention to it.

Bob Costas shouldn't be too upset, especially if he considers the source.

As for Curt Schilling, his comments are an enigma. Wasn't it he who once said in the late 90's or early 00's that he had walked through a locker room and slapped a few teammates on the butt and was asked by them not to because apparently that's where they took their injections? (I think he was with the Dbacks at the time). And then didn't he subsequently close ranks with his fellow trade unionists and go mum on the steroids issue? And now this?

Schilling talks, Bonds calls people names.

What say you, Bud Selig?

1 Comments:

Blogger NewMexiKen said...

Not to mention that "midget" is considered a pejorative term.

5:09 PM  

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