Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Bonds Considering Japan?

The newest story line in the Barry Bonds drama is the speculation that a move to Japan could be in order if no teams picks him up before the season starts. Bonds’ agent Jeff Borris was quoted as saying “He’s not retiring. He intends to play somewhere. If a door doesn’t open for Barry in the major leagues, as unbelievable as that possibility sounds, then Japan certainly is an option.” Can we all agree that for Bonds that would be a completely pointless move? He doesn’t carry the same prestige over there, at least I wouldn’t think so (He probably would get hype, but what I mean is that his home run records are his selling point and they don’t carry over). With the homerun record already broken and tainted what is the point of extending his career any longer? There have already been rumors of the Tampa Bay Rays making some moves to get him which was bad enough as it is, but now Japan? In my mind this move is completely degrading to the sport. You’re honestly going to tell me that the man who is fresh off claiming the most prestigious record in all of baseball would consider leaving to play in a different country? How many different ways can this man disgrace America’s Past Time?

4Real Out….