Wednesday, May 14, 2008
#450 Barry Bonds
Why this card is awesome: Because it's a very nice shot of the back of someone's head. Looks like a Cardinal.
Cool stat: To demonstrate just how dominant Barry Bonds was, check out the list of most seasons between 1992 and 2004 with at least 33 HR and an OPS+ of 155. Bonds did it all 13 of those years. Nobody else did it more than 6 times.
Based on the evidence and a lot of speculation, it's probably the case that most of those seasons came before Bonds started taking steroids.
I think he'll be in the HOF one day, and not too long from now. In the end, so many players from the "steroids era" used them that the stigma associated with him specifically should dissipate pretty quickly. Roger Clemens has already helped a ton with that.