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Barry Bonds and His Real Impact on the Steroid Debate

It is 2009, and performance enhancing drugs remain front and center in the world of baseball.  Why then do we remain unable of having an honest discussion about PED use, their impact, and why their use was so widespread.

The answer leads back to Barry Bonds, and not for the reasons you may think.

We all know Barry Bonds—he was a cheat, he was a villain.  There is no need to pay any attention to his accomplishments because they do not really count.

But in the rush to label Bonds a cheat, diminish his career and keep him out of the Hall of Fame, the media- and by extension, may fans- essentially handcuffed itself to its positions.Once they so thoroughly and repeatedly demonized Bonds, all who follow must suffer the same fate.

When Bonds set the ...

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