is one of the greatest players of this generation, possibly
the greatest. There is no doubt about that. And
now that he has broken one of baseball's most prestigious
records, the immortality of his legend has been cemented.
that does not change the fact that Bonds is, simply, not a well-liked
man. Highly respected, yes, but not liked - not by the reporters
who cover the sport, certainly not by opposing teams and
players, and not even by his own team-mates.
is not like the movies. Sometimes, the villain actually wins.
was the feeling among most people associated with Major League Baseball
when Barry Bonds broke Mark McGwire's home-run record on Friday
night in San Francisco by hitting his 71st and 72nd home runs of
villain had won.
ago, Bonds earned a reputation as baseball's most egotistical
player. In a sport that does not appreciate showmanship,
Bonds is the ultimate show-off.