As we all know, in the past two weeks, you have all witnessed history in Major League Baseball – whether you wanted to or not.

Unfortunately, as a kid I am growing up and everyday I watch SportsCenter. Everyday I hear a player have been busted for using steroids. These players who have used steroids make me sick! They are freaks! That also includes Barry Bonds. If you think I am treating these players to rough you definitely do not want to hear what I have to say about Michael Vick.

That story is worth another 600 words.

Trust me those words would not be pretty.

Let’s move on to the three players who made some form of history and reached a sufficient milestone.

Alex Rodriguez

On Aug. 4, Rodriguez hit what seemed to me as a meaningless home run No. 500. This pales in comparison to Rodriguez’s biggest decision as a big leaguer … whether he’ll opt out of his contract.

For a guy that isn’t exactly Superman in the playoffs and would allegedly rather hang out at strip clubs on the road, this is Rodriguez’s biggest moment as a Yankee.

Yes, he is the youngest player to get to 500 homers, but in the Steroid Era, 500 homers isn’t really a mark for baseball anymore.

The bright side for Rodriguez is that where ever he goes he will hit home runs. The downside is Jose Canseco said “He has stuff on A-Rod.”

Sounds to me like a cry out for attention. Sounds to me like he should put up or shut up!

In a few years down the road Rodriguez will be crowned the new home run king. Maybe. If it took Rodriguez so many at-bats to get from No. 499 to No. 500, I wonder how long it would take between Nos. 754 and 755? He probably would need a psychiatrist right beside him in the dugout.

Tom Glavine

Tom Glavine has not gotten the same attention as Rodriguez or Bonds, despite become the 23rd pitcher to record 300 wins as a starting pitcher . . . and possibly the last to achieve that milestone.

Unfortunately coaches and owners overvalue their pitchers, and they only gett to pitch once every five days. Maybe if the players didn’t ask for so much money the owners wouldn’t have to be concerned about wasting money and then the pitchers might get to pitch every three days. With that said, I feel fortunate enough to have seen the last pitcher to reach 300 wins, as not even Johan Santana can get there.

Barry Bonds

What can you say about Barry Bonds?

You can’t really say much.

Well, maybe you can.

Here is a guy who allegedly lied in front of the grand jury and on his tax returns.

On Aug. 4, Bonds tied Hank Aaron for the most home runs all-time, hitting it off Clay Hensley, who tested positive for steroid use in 2005.

Maybe the team that surrenders No. 756 should hire Jason Grimsley to be their pitcher, at least that way it would be fair.

Unfortunately, when Bonds hit the tying home run, MLB commissioner Bud Selig just put his hands in his pocket and didn’t bother to acknowledge Bonds.

Selig will always be a pessimistic person. Whether Bonds cheated or not, as the commissioner he can not judge Bonds on what he thinks. Nothing has been proven and it is his job to support the game.

But, I don’t have to hold by those standards. In my opinion, Bonds is a cheater and he never once in his speech thanked Victor Conte for protecting him. Bonds is a loser and never will be looked at as a role model. He is a bum.

The sad part? The fans, who say they hate Bonds, but still buy tickets to watch him play. That’s called being a hypocrite.

Those fans are as pathetic as Bonds is.


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