Barry Bonds Interview after Game 7

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Lifer
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Does anyone know what was asked when Barry responded by saying that the question was stupid and that he wouldn't answer it?

I couldn't hear the question because the mics were all on him and not on the ones asking the questions.
 

Vette73

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Barry Bonds = Stuck up tool

This is a player that has in his contract he must have his own little room with a Big screen TV and chair and nobody else is allowed to use it.

I am glad the Giants lost, just because of Bonds. Why can't he be more like McGuire or most other nice good ball players?
 

Doggiedog

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Originally posted by: Marlin1975
Barry Bonds = Stuck up tool

This is a player that has in his contract he must have his own little room with a Big screen TV and chair and nobosy else is allowed to use it.

I am glad the Giants lost, just because of Bonds. Why can he be more like McGuire or most other nice good ball players?

Exactly. That guy is a prick and I'm glad he won't be wearing a ring.
 

Digobick

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<< "Next question. That's a stupid question," he said when asked whether he felt his best chance at a World Series had just passed him by. >>

Source: ESPN.com
 

Shaftatplanetquake

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why are baseball players' personality so important?

Why not just let them just play the game and stop worshipping them.-- and also stop worrying about them being not as friendly as you would like them to be.
 

NutBucket

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A co-worker put it best; Bonds never learned what playing team sports is all about. Granted he is a good player, but otherwise he is a tool and an @sshole to boot.
 

db

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Apparently he's always been like this. Must be tough to have to tolerate the rest of the world.
 

mpitts

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Originally posted by: NutBucket
A co-worker put it best; Bonds never learned what playing team sports is all about. Granted he is a good player, but otherwise he is a tool and an @sshole to boot.

So batting .370, hitting 40+ home runs, and walking 198 times isn't helping his team? I always hear about how he isn't a "team player" but that is SUCH bull.

Who cares what he is like off the field? Why does it matter to you whether he likes to talk to the media or sign autographs? If pro athletes were paid and judged by their off-field personality, then 95% of the NBA would be better off working at McDonald's.

If people would look at Bonds' stats and see what he does on the field instead of crying about how he won't answer questions from the media, they would realize that he is one of the all-time greatest offensive baseball players. Is it really any of your buisness how he conducts his personal life?
 

mpitts

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Originally posted by: Marlin1975
Barry Bonds = Stuck up tool

This is a player that has in his contract he must have his own little room with a Big screen TV and chair and nobody else is allowed to use it.

I am glad the Giants lost, just because of Bonds. Why can't he be more like McGuire or most other nice good ball players?

McGwire has basically turned into Bonds now that he is retired. He doesn't do interviews, he doesn't sign autographs and he is very distant with his adoring public. How is that different?
 

BigSmooth

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I don't particularly like Bonds' attitude, but that was a stupid question. What's he going to say, "yes, I DO feel that my best chance at a World Series ring just passed me by. Darn! I think I'll keep playing from now on just to break records and make gobs of money, because I'll never make it to the Series again." :confused:
 

BlamoHammer

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Originally posted by: Doggiedog
Originally posted by: Marlin1975
Barry Bonds = Stuck up tool

This is a player that has in his contract he must have his own little room with a Big screen TV and chair and nobosy else is allowed to use it.

I am glad the Giants lost, just because of Bonds. Why can he be more like McGuire or most other nice good ball players?

Exactly. That guy is a prick and I'm glad he won't be wearing a ring.

You know I'm willing to bet that there are dozens of baseball players that are pricks--perhaps even some on the Anaheim Angels. The difference is they dont have a fraction of the talent Bonds does and so they are forgotten by the wayside.

I'm not defending Bonds because I too think he is a pompous ass but it is a shame that someone with his talent cant get a World Series ring. You are delusional if you can say taht he isnt one of the top 10 players ever and the best of our current era.
 

tgillitzr

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wth do you guys expect? He has spent his entire career trying to win a ring. He gets oh so close, and then the reporters ask questions like:

What does it feel like to wait 17 years for this?
and
What does it feel like to play your entire career for this moment . . . and lose?

How do you THINK it feels? He probably feels pretty sh1tty.

I'm sure you'd be happy when a co-worker gets a huge promotion and someone comes up and asks you:

What does it feel like to wait 17 years for this?
and
What does it feel like to play your entire career for this moment . . . and lose?
 

Vette73

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Originally posted by: mpitts
Originally posted by: Marlin1975
Barry Bonds = Stuck up tool

This is a player that has in his contract he must have his own little room with a Big screen TV and chair and nobody else is allowed to use it.

I am glad the Giants lost, just because of Bonds. Why can't he be more like McGuire or most other nice good ball players?

McGwire has basically turned into Bonds now that he is retired. He doesn't do interviews, he doesn't sign autographs and he is very distant with his adoring public. How is that different?

Thats fine, he is not a public image that gets his money from the public any more.

And to some others, I agree he puts up good numbers, cough Steriods cough, but so did Rocker of the Braves. The Braves tried to trade him before he started slipping because he was bringing other players down and hurting morale. So you put up 200Rbi's, but now the rest of the players play like S__T as they are pissed off because of you. Get ride of you and lose 200Rbis's, but players are more happy and put up a extra 300Rbi's after you left.
This is a team sport, not a ME sport (see tennis)

 

GoingUp

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So happy to see that he lost :D

Here was the question:

Hey Barry, how does it feel that after all your individual accolades and acheivements, you still couldn't win the world series, which is what baseball is all about, playing as a team?
 

Red Dawn

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Originally posted by: Gobadgrs
So happy to see that he lost :D

Here was the question:

Hey Barry, how does it feel that after all your individual accolades and acheivements, you still couldn't win the world series, which is what baseball is all about, playing as a team?
Here's another one:

Hey Gobadgrs, how came you feel the need to deride someone whose accomplishments will make anything you ever do look insignificant?
 

mpitts

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Originally posted by: Marlin1975
Originally posted by: mpitts
Originally posted by: Marlin1975
Barry Bonds = Stuck up tool

This is a player that has in his contract he must have his own little room with a Big screen TV and chair and nobody else is allowed to use it.

I am glad the Giants lost, just because of Bonds. Why can't he be more like McGuire or most other nice good ball players?

McGwire has basically turned into Bonds now that he is retired. He doesn't do interviews, he doesn't sign autographs and he is very distant with his adoring public. How is that different?

Thats fine, he is not a public image that gets his money from the public any more.

And to some others, I agree he puts up good numbers, cough Steriods cough, but so did Rocker of the Braves. The Braves tried to trade him before he started slipping because he was bringing other players down and hurting morale. So you put up 200Rbi's, but now the rest of the players play like S__T as they are pissed off because of you. Get ride of you and lose 200Rbis's, but players are more happy and put up a extra 300Rbi's after you left.
This is a team sport, not a ME sport (see tennis)

#1. Mark McGwire, outside of 1998, was basically accused of being the same kind of guy that people complain Bonds is now, and he is right back to where he was prior to breaking the HR record (temporarily). He endeared himself to the public during that run, but before and after he has been a pretty abrasive and unreachable athlete.

#2. If you are going to suggest that Bonds is jacked up on roids, you might as well just go ahead and say the same thing about McGwire.

#3. The Giants clubhouse morale certainly didn't seem to affect their play this year, both in the regular season and in the playoffs. I wouldn't say the rest of the team played like crap because of Bonds being there. Would you?

 

mpitts

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Originally posted by: Gobadgrs
So happy to see that he lost :D

Here was the question:

Hey Barry, how does it feel that after all your individual accolades and acheivements, you still couldn't win the world series, which is what baseball is all about, playing as a team?

Explain to me how he in not a team player.
 

mpitts

Lifer
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Originally posted by: Red Dawn
Originally posted by: Gobadgrs
So happy to see that he lost :D

Here was the question:

Hey Barry, how does it feel that after all your individual accolades and acheivements, you still couldn't win the world series, which is what baseball is all about, playing as a team?
Here's another one:

Hey Gobadgrs, how came you feel the need to deride someone whose accomplishments will make anything you ever do look insignificant?

Or:

Hey Jackass, what to compare checkbooks?
 

Deeko

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What should he have said? I remember how I felt when we lost the county championship in volleyball, and this is a freakin pro sports final. If someone had asked me how I felt about losing or anything stupid like that, I would have punched their lights out.
 

Vette73

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#1. Mark McGwire, outside of 1998, was basically accused of being the same kind of guy that people complain Bonds is now, and he is right back to where he was prior to breaking the HR record (temporarily). He endeared himself to the public during that run, but before and after he has been a pretty abrasive and unreachable athlete.

#2. If you are going to suggest that Bonds is jacked up on roids, you might as well just go ahead and say the same thing about McGwire.

#3. The Giants clubhouse morale certainly didn't seem to affect their play this year, both in the regular season and in the playoffs. I wouldn't say the rest of the team played like crap because of Bonds being there. Would you?


1. McGwire was a lot nicer and a better team player. His team mates never said anything bad about him, even after he left a team for another.

2. Yea he used them too, Caminnita (sp) retired and came out and admitted it and so have a lot of other players. Look at Bonds when he started and look at him now. I have a couple of his rookie cards, and even a McGwire rookie card. They were average size then, now they look like a Roid freak.

3. Are you sure, THEY LOST!!!
 

BlamoHammer

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Originally posted by: Red Dawn
Originally posted by: Gobadgrs
So happy to see that he lost :D

Here was the question:

Hey Barry, how does it feel that after all your individual accolades and acheivements, you still couldn't win the world series, which is what baseball is all about, playing as a team?
Here's another one:

Hey Gobadgrs, how came you feel the need to deride someone whose accomplishments will make anything you ever do look insignificant?

Ouch, nice shot Red.
 

mpitts

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Originally posted by: Marlin1975
#1. Mark McGwire, outside of 1998, was basically accused of being the same kind of guy that people complain Bonds is now, and he is right back to where he was prior to breaking the HR record (temporarily). He endeared himself to the public during that run, but before and after he has been a pretty abrasive and unreachable athlete.

#2. If you are going to suggest that Bonds is jacked up on roids, you might as well just go ahead and say the same thing about McGwire.

#3. The Giants clubhouse morale certainly didn't seem to affect their play this year, both in the regular season and in the playoffs. I wouldn't say the rest of the team played like crap because of Bonds being there. Would you?


1. McGwire was a lot nicer and a better team player. His team mates never said anything bad about him, even after he left a team for another.

2. Yea he used them too, Caminnita (sp) retired and came out and admitted it and so have a lot of other players. Look at Bonds when he started and look at him now. I have a couple of his rookie cards, and even a McGwire rookie card. They were average size then, now they look like a Roid freak.

3. Are you sure, THEY LOST!!!


I am pretty sure that just about every Giant in that clubhouse is happy that Barry Bonds is on their team. Big whoop if people don't get along. He helps their opportunity to win. And I am still waiting for someone to explain to me how Bonds is not a team player.

Yeah, the Giants lost. But that wasn't the question. The question was did the rest of the team play worse because of Bonds being on the team? You were the one suggesting that they would and I am asking you why you think that. If you don't think the Giants' season was a success, then you are dead wrong.
 

Red Dawn

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Originally posted by: Marlin1975
#1. Mark McGwire, outside of 1998, was basically accused of being the same kind of guy that people complain Bonds is now, and he is right back to where he was prior to breaking the HR record (temporarily). He endeared himself to the public during that run, but before and after he has been a pretty abrasive and unreachable athlete.

#2. If you are going to suggest that Bonds is jacked up on roids, you might as well just go ahead and say the same thing about McGwire.

#3. The Giants clubhouse morale certainly didn't seem to affect their play this year, both in the regular season and in the playoffs. I wouldn't say the rest of the team played like crap because of Bonds being there. Would you?


1. McGwire was a lot nicer and a better team player. His team mates never said anything bad about him, even after he left a team for another.

2. Yea he used them too, Caminnita (sp) retired and came out and admitted it and so have a lot of other players. Look at Bonds when he started and look at him now. I have a couple of his rookie cards, and even a McGwire rookie card. They were average size then, now they look like a Roid freak.

3. Are you sure, THEY LOST!!!

Regarding your first point:
Hey Mac just happens to be a nice guy. So what if Bonds isn't mister personality? Do you think he was as bad as Ted Williams? Well I have news for you, Teddy Baseball was ten times the assmunch Barry is. And what about Ty Cobb? Rumor has it that he actually beat a man top death. Who gives a rats ass if these guys are Mr Congenality..Oh yeah. ATOT Dweebs care that's who

Regarding your second:
Back when Bonds was a Rookie most teams didn't use Sports Science for training. With over the counter suppliments and proper wieght training it's very possible for anyone to gain the type of muscle mass Bonds has, even into his 30's ... hell into his 40's and 50's for that matter.

Also, Bonds doesn't have a Juicers physique like Caminitti and Canseco did. He doesn't have the exagerated jawline that Caminitti and Canseco had and he is evenly proportioned unlike both Conseco and Caminitti.

And #3:
Man you are a moron aren't you. Using your logic that means there are 27 other teams who are made up of a bunch opf assholes and non team players because they lost also
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GoingUp

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Originally posted by: Red Dawn
Originally posted by: Gobadgrs
So happy to see that he lost :D

Here was the question:

Hey Barry, how does it feel that after all your individual accolades and acheivements, you still couldn't win the world series, which is what baseball is all about, playing as a team?
Here's another one:

Hey Gobadgrs, how came you feel the need to deride someone whose accomplishments will make anything you ever do look insignificant?

Once again I must bow to your wisdom Red, because the fact that Barry can hit a ball farther than I can makes the world a better place. I guess any of my volunteer or charity work pales in comparison to what that man can do with a bat.
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Or are you just bitter that your A's lost?