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Bonds is rooting for A-Rod? Maybe he's not evil after all

Aug 4, 2010, 11:28 PM EDT

Barry Bonds is a nice guy. Don’t believe me? Well let’s lay forth the evidence.

On Tuesday, the news came out that the all-time home run king had donated $20,000 to a group of journalists. JOURNALISTS!?! That’s like Lex Luthor and the Riddler holding a bake sale in support of the Justice League. It’s just hard to imagine it happening — unless that check was carved in kryptonite.

But wait there’s more. On Wednesday, just after Alex Rodriguez became the seventh member of the 600-homer club and we started talking about him one day becoming the all-time record holder, this messages pops up on Bonds’ web site:

“Congratulations Alex on hitting your 600th home run today, welcome to the club. Stay healthy and focused, you only have 163 to go. I’ll be watching and rooting for you along the way. Good Luck.”

And that’s it. No snarky remarks. No jealousy. No evil cackling accompanied with the promise to “get you if it’s the last thing I do!” The old guy sounds like he’s turning over a new leaf.

Unless, of course, this is all part of the plan …

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  1. nps6724 - Aug 5, 2010 at 12:01 AM

    He became the all-time HR leader (and will hold the record for a few more years if A-Rod does indeed break it) and passed one of his idols in Hank Aaron. I think that may be all Barry needs.

  2. SadPandaRevolt - Aug 5, 2010 at 8:09 AM

    My first hint that he wasn’t evil was the fact that he didn’t insist on taking the ball after hitting 755.

  3. gruntersdad - Aug 5, 2010 at 8:14 AM

    You would expect one druggie to support another. They are both a disgrace to the game.

  4. umrguy42 - Aug 5, 2010 at 9:09 AM

    My thoughts exactly.

  5. RocChalk - Aug 5, 2010 at 10:55 AM

    Talk about someone cackling, you’re the hen laying the rotten egg here. I’ll give Barry the benefit of the doubt. After all, the only reason writers like you hopped on the “Let’s String Up Barry” boat is beause all the other writers were doing so. There were few of you guys who supported Bonds even when players like Palmero, A-Rod, even the Rocket were enjecting themselves!
    When there’s ample evidence of Lance doing the needle while cycling, you guys still get behind him like he’s candy. No, I’ll take Barry any time. He’s still the home run king no matter how many times you creeps try to drag him down. Let’s see what you’ll have to say when A-Train surpasses Bonds. I can see your kind running all over each other trying to get that unique quote.
    I’m right along side of Barry in congratulating Alex and wishing him good luck in his effort in reaching and or surpassing Bonds. Nothing else to add like you dopy all called sportswriters. Just good luck Alex!!!

  6. Omega - Aug 5, 2010 at 11:14 AM

    What did Alex EVER do to Barry? That just ain’t right!

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