Skip to content

Barry Bonds joins Twitter

Sep 5, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

Here is where the reputation rehabilitation begins!

Or maybe here’s where Bonds just gets trolled and criticized like crazy and gives up tweeting just like Rogers Clemens (one tweet in the last year, two tweets going back to January 2013) and Alex Rodriguez (averages fewer than two tweets per month) have. Alas.

Anyway, you all now have someplace to go if you want to level some invective at the greatest hitter in the living memory of anyone under, say, 50.

  1. burnmybreadandcall911 - Sep 5, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    Finally someone worth to troll! Gyahahaha!

  2. pete2112 - Sep 5, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    Craig, you’re trolling me just by posting this.

    • historiophiliac - Sep 5, 2014 at 10:18 AM

      Oh Lord, it’s worse already if you follow him on Twitter. I may have to put him in time out until the honeymoon is over and he doesn’t retweet Bonds anymore.

  3. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Sep 5, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Who is Rogers Clemens?

    • stlouis1baseball - Sep 5, 2014 at 10:00 AM

      I don’t know. But they have a stadium named after him in Toronto.

    • nbjays - Sep 5, 2014 at 10:00 AM

      Sort of a cross between a damn good Cardinals second baseman and a pretty good pitcher.

    • Craig Calcaterra - Sep 5, 2014 at 11:33 AM

      It’s the plural of Roger Clemens, duh. Like Attorneys General.

      • bostonbraves1943 - Sep 6, 2014 at 1:32 PM

        Clemens & Bonds, two of the dirtiest words in baseball.

  4. skerney - Sep 5, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    If Bonds would not have had a hit in 2004 he still would have had the highest OBP in the league

    • pete2112 - Sep 5, 2014 at 9:14 AM

      What’s your point?

      • stlouis1baseball - Sep 5, 2014 at 10:12 AM

        Just guessing…but I am thinking his point was Barry has/had some of the best plate discipline of anyone who ever played the game.

      • pete2112 - Sep 5, 2014 at 10:18 AM

        And what does that have to do with him joining Twitter?

      • pete2112 - Sep 5, 2014 at 10:41 AM

        And what does the year 2004 signify? Did the PED’s not take affect until after 2004?

      • [citation needed] fka COPO - Sep 5, 2014 at 11:01 AM

        It’s just a random factoid about Barry Bonds, like how if you removed all of Hank Aaron’s HRs, he still would have had 3,000+ hits.

    • twinfan24 - Sep 5, 2014 at 9:08 PM

      But, if Bonds weren’t juicing in 2004, they pitchers wouldn’t have needed to fear the HR so much, and he wouldn’t have drawn 120 intentional walks, nor nearly as many of the other walks. If you think 60+ percent of those walks weren’t due to the fact that he was juicing, you are fooling yourself.

      • skerney - Sep 5, 2014 at 9:58 PM

        Barry Bonds was a hall of famer before 1999, the season he started taking steroids. If all you think about when you watch Bonds highlights is steroids, I pity you because they are incredible.

  5. pete2112 - Sep 5, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    “Here is where the reputation rehabilitation begins!”

    Craig, please tell me that’s sarcasm.

    • asimonetti88 - Sep 5, 2014 at 10:31 AM

      What does that have to do with Bonds joining Twitter?

      • pete2112 - Sep 5, 2014 at 10:37 AM

        I don’t know. You’ll have to ask Craig as I quoted him, hence the quotation marks.

      • asimonetti88 - Sep 5, 2014 at 10:42 AM

        What do the quotation marks signify? Did the PEDs not take affect until after quotation marks?

    • pete2112 - Sep 5, 2014 at 10:45 AM

      No, I’m pretty sure the PED’s kicked in well before the quotation marks.

    • Craig Calcaterra - Sep 5, 2014 at 11:34 AM

      If I’m using exclamation points, 9 times out of 10 it’s sarcasm.

      • pete2112 - Sep 5, 2014 at 11:38 AM

        Roger that.

      • abaird2012 - Sep 5, 2014 at 12:37 PM

        Rogers.

      • stlouis1baseball - Sep 5, 2014 at 12:41 PM

        He means…”Rogers” that.

      • pete2112 - Sep 5, 2014 at 12:41 PM

        Would this be the 1 time out of 10 it’s not sarcasm?

  6. tbutler704 - Sep 5, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    I can understand why people like Barry want to tweet from time to time, especially when the media will report your words verbatim. Why they’d ever read anything anyone writes back at them is beyond me.

    Twitter is stupid.

    • burnmybreadandcall911 - Sep 5, 2014 at 10:04 AM

      Bull*fish! Twitter is NOT stupid!

      • historiophiliac - Sep 5, 2014 at 10:16 AM

        What’s the bad vowel in the middle of bullfish?

      • burnmybreadandcall911 - Sep 5, 2014 at 10:19 AM

        Can’t you see!? It’s somewhat a tiny fish!

      • historiophiliac - Sep 5, 2014 at 10:22 AM

        Bullifish? Bullofish? Or, are you saying the “bull” part is questionable and needs an asterisk to indicate that?

      • burnmybreadandcall911 - Sep 5, 2014 at 10:23 AM

        Dammit… You got me.

        /Raise towel.

      • stlouis1baseball - Sep 5, 2014 at 12:42 PM

        Is that a new type of fish? Big fan of all fish not named catfish.
        Where do I try it?

  7. stlouis1baseball - Sep 5, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    Damn it baird! You beat me to it.

  8. mrmafaka - Sep 6, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    Bonds needs to go on THE TEST or MAURY, and take a lie detector test, if he passes, he goes to HOF tomorrow, but I really doubt that he would pass, so when he fails, his entire baseball career is erased, same offer to Clemens and a few other roid cheaters.

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Featured video

Patience finally paying off for Royals fans
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. R. Castillo (3360)
  2. G. Stanton (2611)
  3. A. Rizzo (2365)
  4. H. Ryu (2227)
  5. J. Hamilton (2162)
  1. N. Arenado (2105)
  2. M. Trout (2102)
  3. E. Gattis (1963)
  4. D. Ortiz (1885)
  5. A. Pujols (1838)