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MLB News: Barry Bonds Devastated By How Baseball Has Treated Him

The Giants’ slugger is saddened by how baseball has turned it’s back on him.

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The name Barry Bonds will forever strike fear and flashbacks into the hearts of pitchers everywhere. With 762 homeruns and seven Most Valuable Player awards in a storied 22-year career, it’s not tough to imagine why. But things have changed a lot since Bonds hung up his cleats. Of course, the game is different, but his reputation is still constantly in question. And now, Bonds feels like the baseball world has turned their back on him.

The 55-year-old talked about his place in baseball right now.

I feel like a ghost. A ghost in a big empty house, just rattling around…A death sentence. That’s what they’ve given me…My heart, it’s broken. Really broken.

You would think Bonds can only be talking about one thing: The Hall of Fame. A player needs 75 percent of the vote to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, and Bonds cannot seem to pass the 60.7 percent number that he received this past January. And now, he is just two chances away from never seeing himself in the hall.

A career tainted by steroid use, Bonds knows that his mistakes were his alone. But it’s not the fact that he cannot get into the hall that has crushed his spirit. Rather, it’s a feeling of not being included in baseball anymore.

If they don’t want me, just say you don’t want me and be done with it. Just be done with it.

At this point, Bonds is all but removed from baseball. He serves as a guest instructor for the Giants on special occasions and sometimes appears at spring camps. But for the most part, he is out of the public eye, and his own team doesn’t do much for him anymore.

It’s tough to feel bad for a guy that used steroids in baseball, but you can’t ignore what Bonds did on the field.

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Written by Brook Smith

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  1. He cheated ! Yes what he did on the field was amazing . But wouldn’t have happened with out steroids . You cheated now pay the piper . You got big money isn’t that enough for a cheater ! None of you that used steroids deserve to be in the Hall of Fame! That honer is for those out standing player with integrity! You have tainted the game for the time you played !

  2. Yes what he did on the field was amazing . But wouldn’t have happened with out steroids . You cheated now pay the piper . You got big money isn’t that enough for a cheater ! None of you that used steroids deserve to be in the Hall of Fame! That honer is for those out standing player with integrity! You have tainted the game for the time you played !

  3. Yes you broke records with the use of steroids . Mr Bonds made a lot of money for cheating . That’s enough as a fan of the game . He can just go away . He has not given anything to the game .

  4. I can’t stand Bonds, but yes he cheated and used steroids, that being said, you can’t deny he was very good at baseball, but hindsight is 20/20 I say this to what I heard someone mention regarding steroids vs. The Astros cheating the steroid user still had to be a good hitter and worthy defensively and didn’t know what was coming, does that mean he belongs in the HOF, that’s not for me to judge, but as for my judgment I hate the Giants and anyone that cheats, and won’t deny that he was good feelings aside. That’s all I can say about it I don’t feel bad for him he made his decision.

  5. Boo-hoo. If it weren’t for steroids, Bonds would have lead the league in fly ball outs and strikeouts instead of homers.

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