He is a convicted felon. He has no chance of getting in the Hall of Fame the first year, and likely won't for many years to come. Some will vote for him using the logic that he was already a Hall of Famer before he started using performance-enhancing drugs. He already had three MVPs, 400 homers, 400 steals and seven Gold Gloves. But that logic is challenged by some people, such as Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy, who contends that in golf if you shoot 31 on the front nine and you cheat on the back nine, you are disqualified for the round."
Although he played brilliantly for the "Negro Leagues," he was not allowed to on the "white" teams, unlike Jackie Robinson. The success of Robinson and other black players is a sore subject for Troy. Because he was "born at the wrong time," he never earned the recognition or the money which he felt he deserved - and discussion of professional sports will often send him into a tirade. Baseball serves as Troy's main way of explaining his actions. When he talks about facing death, he uses baseball terminology, comparing a face-off with the grim reaper to a duel between a pitcher and a batter.
Tyler Smith 2/7/12 Per 5 How to draw walk To: My fellow ballplayers Subject: What I’ve learned From: Barry Bonds Hey, everyone, just want to say thanks for all your support during my trial, I know you would have texted if you could, guess refusing to give my cell number to teammates all those years wasn’t such a great idea. Have to say, I might be a federal felon, but I’m felling pretty good. Sure, losing my right to vote, serve on jury and run for office in my home state stinks. (There goes my bright political future.) But my layers say this obstruction of justice conviction probably wont land me in jail.
In the history of the Unite States there have been many kinds of sports scandals. There has been everything from baseball teams intentually losing a important game as a bribe like the 1919 Black Sox. All the way to point shaving the college basketball in the 1940s and 1950s. The one thing that most sports scandals have in common is that they have something to do with money. Usually setting up a game in order for someone to earn money a cheating way.
Players are getting payed enough money by the teams to play good in games without using performance enhancing drugs. No teams are paying their players to cheat the game and risk getting cought when they invested in the players. Gary Wadler, a leading expert who serves on the World Anti-Doping Agency's, commented on the MLB drug situation by saying, "I do think in their heart of heart baseball wants to get rid of drugs,” but they're not keeping up. The guys that are cheating are very astute, as we have learned” (Nightengale 1). In this article, the league can’t even come close to keeping up with the drug problem.
Some of baseball members, and there fans believe that using these muscle enhancers and steroids will ruin the game of baseball forever. This making it a home run hitting contest everyday, instead of the classic small ball plays used back in the day. The problem stands with the current investigation being handled. The league will have a hard time penalizing Bonds or any other athlete for steroid use if he has used illegal steroids before September, 2003, which is when Major League Baseball set up its drug policy (News services. Chicago Tribune.
Salary Cap in Professional Baseball Both experts and fans have different opinions on whether or not a salary cap should be put on major league baseball. Argument such as, the game being less exciting has been used opposing the cap. Those who favor the cap don’t think it’s fair to the poorer teams who can’t afford big name players. Financially, a salary cap is a great method of keeping overall costs down. A salary cap was almost put into play in 1994 until the players went on strike.
His dedication to his team and to his teammates is proven on two occasions, one in both the book and the movie, and the other in only the movie. The first occasion is while Billy warms up before the big game. The team manager, Maxwell, informs him that he plans on sitting Gus, the catcher, out for the game and replacing him with a man with more power who can hit homeruns. Billy adamantly, but respectfully refuses, stating that he will pitch to nobody but Gus. “NO.” Chapel said.
Another example is provided by an L.A. Times editorial about a Little League manager who intimidated the opposing team by setting fire to one of their team's jerseys on the pitching mound before the game began. As the editorial writer commented, the manager showed his young team that "intimidation could substitute for playing well" ("The Bad News"). Although not all parents or coaches behave so inappropriately, the seriousness of the problem is illustrated by the fact that Adelphi University in Garden City, New York, offers a sports psychology workshop for Little League coaches, designed to balance their "animal instincts" with "educational theory" in hopes of reducing the "screaming and hollering," in the words of Harold Weisman, manager of sixteen Little Leagues in New York City (Schmitt). In a three-and-one-half-hour Sunday morning workshop, coaches learn how to make practices more fun, treat injuries, deal with irate parents, and be "more sensitive to their young players' fears, emotional frailties, and need for recognition." Little League is to be credited with recognizing the need for such workshops.
Throughout sports, people will always try to gain a competitive edge in order to win games. Players such as the 1919 Black Sox and Pete Rose in 1989 have bet on baseball in order to gain money, but now both guilty parties have been banned from baseball for life. Players in baseball also scuff baseball with items such as sandpaper, corked bats, and steal signs, all of which