Friday, November 02, 2007
There has been one good thing that has come out of the whole “Barry Bonds cheating to break the greatest individual record in sports” thing. (I know I can’t prove this, but come on, is there any doubt at this point?)
Barry has been a miserable, self-absorbed prick for most of his entire life as far as I can tell, and one man has used the beauty of American democracy to give all of us the voice we needed to tell Barry what we think of him. That’s right, the American hero, Marc Ecko. This guy needs to go down in history next to Paul Bunyan, John Wayne, George Washington, and The Guy That Invented Kodiak Smokeless Tobacco Products. If we’re going to have a non-president on the $10 bill, it may as well be Ecko. What has George Hamilton done for you lately?
Not only has Ecko allowed us to have Barry’s ball branded, but he has the homerun “king” so flustered that he is threatening to boycott the Hall of Fame if they display the ball. Talk about killing two birds with one stone. There is no way the Hall isn’t going to display the ball. I’ll tell you right now, I’ve never been to Cooperstown, to my regret, but having the asterisk ball on display may finally get me in the car some weekend. I doubt I’m the only one that feels that way, and I’m sure the Hall knows that.
So let me get this straight Barry, if they display the ball at the Hall of Fame, you’re going to refuse admission if you get voted in? Done and done.