Friday, August 03, 2007
An open letter to Barry Bonds
At a time when the nation should be rallying behind you, baseball fans the world over resent the fact that your climb through the home run record books has been fueled by steroids, while your career and all its legitimate achievements have been overshadowed by the assumption that you're a cheater.
Face it: Everybody hates you.
But here's a way to turn it around:
Walk away. Retire. Give up the chase one home run away from tying the monumental accomplishment by the great Hank Aaron.
Think of the impact of such a selfless act. It would turn the tide of negativity, inspire others to make similar sacrifices and make you a beloved, respected figure-- a bigger man than you could otherwise hope to be. You would be a hero.
Think about it.
Think about doing it for the kids.