November 16, 2007
Like many baseball fans outside the city of San Francisco I am not much of a Barry Bonds fan. It’s probably a combination of things that made me disenfranchised with possibly the best baseball player of the 20th century. First and foremost it would be his attitude and perceived disdain for the fans and the game. From the beginning of his career Barry Bonds has given the impression that he is above having to deal with the common baseball fans. Bonds has never attempted to hide this arrogance and in fact seems relatively proud of it. It is Bonds assertion that it really doesn’t matter what the fans think of him. He is not playing for their benefit. He is playing for his own. It seems as though every accomplishment he acquires causes him to alienate himself further from the fans that pay to see him. This of course reached its crescendo this past season as Bonds chased and passed Hank Aaron to become the all-time home run leader.