Friday, July 27, 2007

Bob Costas; Journalist, Announcer, Award Winner, Midget Man

What?

Oh Barry. As if the steriod scandal doesn't get him enough press, he has to open his mouth.

I'll get into how I feel about him as a baseball player, steroids, his place in history, and all of that good stuff when he actually breaks the record.

But for now, I just needed a laugh.

In response to Bob Costas running a special on Barry Bonds and his well-documented "alleged" steroid use, Bonds declared that Costas is a "little midget man who knows (nothing) about baseball".

I suppose when you stand (a listed) 6'2", 236 pounds, a measly 5'6" and a half pound man could be considered a "midget".

"As anyone can see, I'm 5'6" and a half and a strapping 150, and unlike some people, I came by all of it naturally" Costas retorted.

Perhaps as funny as the original statement, Bonds response to Costas's retort was "How do you know [he came by it naturally]?... I don't care."

Calling one of the sports' most recognizable and distinguished journalists a "midget man" is certainly not going to make you any more popular, but then, do you think Barry Bonds cares?

While this little episode is pretty good, my all-time favorite Bonds quote comes from when he addressed the grand jury:

"Bonds said that Anderson had so little money that he 'lives in his car half the time.' Asked by a juror why he didn't buy 'a mansion' for his trainer, Bonds answered:

'One, I'm black, and I'm keeping my money. And there's not too many rich black people in this world. There's more wealthy Asian people and Caucasian and white. And I ain't giving my money up.'"

Caucasian and white?

What a guy.

I mean after all, what is life without friendship?

"This is our fraternity, and if we don't stand for each other, who is going to stand for us? And I will stand by my fellow player, regardless of anything."

Oh Barry.

2 comments:

Vegas Mom said...

It seems even when Barry is trying to be nice, he doesn't know what he's talking about. But... he's rich, nothing else matters I suppose.

Marcelo Figueroa said...

Oh Vegas how I miss commenting on your blog... Bonds is a waste of sperm and egg. I hope he breaks both his legs in the upcoming Dodger series and has to retire just one homer short of the record. Yes I said it. And it felt great.