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Old 04-24-2013, 02:52 AM
Location: SF Bay Area
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Originally Posted by slim04 View Post
You should know that Bonds is basically a nasty person. In Chicago, there is a popular retired baseball player named Ron Kittle who occassionaly shows up to Comiskey (now US Cellular Field) to ask players to sign jerseys to be auctioned for charity. Bonds is the only person that turned him down and when I asked why, he said he doesn't sign stuff for white people.

This is the same Barry Bonds that grew up rich because his dad was a star baseball player, mostly lived in white neighborhoods, dated mostly white women, and had mostly white friends (one of which spent a year in jail by refusing to testify against Bonds in front of the grand jury).

I don't have a lot of sympathy for him. At least Lance tried to help sick people.
Bonds obviously has dealt with a great deal more discrimination by whites than you can possibly understand. Also bigots make comments about the "white" neighborhoods that black athletes live in or "white" women that black athletes date or "white" friends that black people have. Most likely, what Bonds stated on this particular occasion was taken out of context.

About Lance, the man is the lowest. He has been unjustly enriched, and I'm glad to see the new charges against him. He deceived sick people. He's far, far lower than Bonds will ever be IMO.
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