Thursday, August 2, 2007

Baseball's Juice

As Barry Bonds closes in on Hank Aaron's home-run record, Night Swim points out a bit of the old "double standard". Excerpt:

"Way back in the nineties when Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa were racking up long balls like the Kennedy's rack up grave plots, there was a lot of talk about the balls being “juiced.” The only conceivable reason for this amazing spike on power had to be a change in the equipment, right? Well, as we now know, it wasn’t the balls that were being juiced… it was the owners. Turns out this new home run derby provided a nice shot of good ‘old American dollars to their fat, white asses... and my, how quickly a Jones develops."

Full post here.