Things that Make you Go Hmmm … Barry Bonds Failed 2006 Major League Baseball Amphetamine Test


It is being reported that Barry Bonds failed a MLB drug test in 2006 for amphetamines. The Bonds_barrycloud of suspicion continues for Barry Bonds as he chases Henry Aaron’s all time MLB home run record. In typical Bond fashion, took no responsibility for his actions and actually blamed the incident on a team mate.

But according to several sources, when first informed by the MLB Players Association of the positive test, Bonds attributed it to a substance he had taken from the locker of teammate Mark Sweeney. Sources did not identify the drug in question but characterized it as a serious stimulant.

When asked last night whether Bonds had an explanation for why he failed the test or if he wanted to issue a denial, Bonds’ agent, Jeff Borris, said, “I have no comment on that.” (NY Daily News)

San Francisco Chronicle, The Splash


This latest distraction and embarrassment in Bonds failed drug test is yet another black eye to Major League Baseball. This on the foot-heels of Mark McGuire being denied entry into the Baseball Hall of Fame due to allegations of steroid use and performance enhancing substances.

Mark McGwire fell far short in his first try for the Hall of Fame, picked by 23.5 percent of voters while Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken Jr. easily gained baseball’s highest honor.Hankaaron-young

Tarnished by accusations of steroid use, McGwire appeared on 128 of a record 545 ballots in voting released Tuesday by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. (CBS3)

The sad reality is that Barry Bonds will most likely play one more year. Bonds will also break Hank Aaron’s all-time MLB home run record. Then in six years when Barry Bonds becomes eligible to be inducted into Cooperstown … the MLB HR king will be denied by the baseball writers. Bonds better get used to card shows because he and Pete Rose will be doing many in the future together.

Posted January 11, 2007 by
Bizarre, Sports | 16 comments

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    16 Responses to “Things that Make you Go Hmmm … Barry Bonds Failed 2006 Major League Baseball Amphetamine Test”

    1. Scared Monkeys on January 11th, 2007 1:56 pm

      Wouldn’t you love to be this guys team-mate?

      Barry “I will throw everyone under the bus” Bonds to save my a$$.

      And for all this he is rewarded with a $16M contact. Beautiful

    2. Terry on January 11th, 2007 1:57 pm

      Take away their records, for they are not correct.
      They have ruined the game.
      Shut it down I say, but I know its not that easy.

      I wonder what Sweeney has to say? Have we heard?

    3. MOLLY on January 11th, 2007 2:17 pm

      Same in all sports. If they can play we pay. The owners care nothing about the drugs as long as they win games.
      It was the same as I wrote about Terrell Owens with Dallas
      and others. The more drugs you use and hit home runs, the
      more money you get.

    4. windy city on January 11th, 2007 2:18 pm

      The whole poicy is a sham. Until they start testing for HGH the whole policy is smoke and mirrors. IMO.

    5. pdh3 on January 11th, 2007 2:41 pm

      As our society goes, so does baseball. Until we uphold standards everywhere for everyone, and stop making heroes out of athletes, this will continue. There is nothing heroic about Barry Bonds, and IMHO, he shames Jackie Robinson and Hank Aaron – and the great game of baseball.

    6. Scared Monkeys on January 11th, 2007 2:47 pm

      In many ways I blame the owners for all of this.

      After the last Baseball strike the owners were going to let everything go in order to get fan interest back in the sport. If that meant Sammy Sosa and McGuire Roiding out and using tainted bats so be it.

      Anything to provide more HR’s and interest in the game. Of course where was ESPN in all of this? Did they question at the time why HR’s were going 500 feet? Or that 70 were beung hit and seasons of 60 when it had never happened before?

      What a dishonor to all those that played in the past when 30 HR’s was considered a great year.

      So many of these records are tainted. One really wonders how so many of these players will ever be considered for the Hall of Fame out of the steroid era.


    7. John Staton on January 11th, 2007 3:00 pm

      Well, at least I was able to watch 2 of the best play the game; Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle. Don’t get any better than they were!

    8. windy city on January 11th, 2007 3:07 pm


      I think your question was answered the other day. Mcguire not getting in pretty much seals the fate of Sosa and Bonds.Imo.

      I listened to the Dan Patrick interview yesterday with Tony Gwynn. He and Cal Jr. are both examples of how pro athletes should carry themselves. Both played for the same teams their whole careers.

    9. Scared Monkeys on January 11th, 2007 3:27 pm

      Windy City,


      And what is the great thing about Gwynn & Ripkin? Both class individuals.

      Their achievements on the field were not based on tape measure HR’s to that Sports shows can run highlights.

      Gwynn was just a hitting machine and a class act. Cal was a guy who prided himself on showing up every day and giving 100%.


    10. Big Lou on January 11th, 2007 3:29 pm

      I don’t blame the owners unless they told Sosa and McGuire to take the drugs. Sosa and Mcguire took the drugs on their own. There are many players who didn’t take them.

    11. windy city on January 11th, 2007 4:03 pm

      Big Lou,

      I blame the owners for giving these guys 10-15 million per year contracts. If they weren’t hitting 60-70 home runs per year, they wouldn’t have got those deals. If they weren’t taking steroids, they wouldn’t have hit the hr’s. It all ties together and the owners cared more about $ than the purity of the game. IMO.

    12. Carpe Noctem on January 11th, 2007 4:07 pm

      ROFLMAO -

      Barry Bonds wouldn’t know the TRUTH

      if it jumped out of a neon green van

      wearing a big red sweatshirt with the word TRUTH stamped

      on it and ran at him screaming


      T-H-E TRUTH…

      do you remember me???

      Liar Liar, this dude’s

      is what I
      am sayin’

    13. tuyvnsurvivor on January 11th, 2007 5:51 pm

      Having owned a couple of tin barns used as gyms, free by all sorts of individuals…firefighters (the most), cops, a Baptist decon, a minister, and a few of those in various sorts of competition, it was difficult to keep users from using on location and impossible to keep those who use something they should not — out altogether. Closed my last gym in the nineties, when using was epidemic, since then it is worse. Incredible the inhancements some lie to themselves as it is only good nutrition, consider stuff that will wilt your cods temporary for this weeks event, cannot see themselves as cheaters/liars/robbers, think it is someone else who is a criminal, and have no sympathy for destroying the sportsmanship of any given game. There are many things people ingest for inhancements to vain well and cheat splindidly which did not exist to atheletes a few decades back. And at any level you can hear the sissy wimper, “they would have if they had had it”.

      Pro sports owe it to us all to clean up sports at their level, because the desease is in every gym, school and area cheating pays. –The most novice baseball player who ever played, who did not use inhancements, is a better ball player than Bonds.

      Haven’t watched an inning of pro baseball in 20 years. Close it down, it is ruined. And to think I used to sneek a crystal radio ear piece in school to listen to baseball, kept the stats in that part of my mind algebra should have been, really thought Old English study exciting if it were during a home run.

    14. kay zee ess on January 11th, 2007 9:58 pm

      That Bonds will surpass Hammerin’ Hanks record, even fraudulently, is really profane. This will be done not for the love of the game, but the lucre of the owners of Major League Baseball.

      I hope it’s not true, but it’s as though they want to bury Hank Aarons’ record to the past like The Babe and Willie Mays. What a heck of an example for our youth!

      A double heap of shame on the money-fevered rulers of the sport for infecting our great American pastime with this rubbish. ‘Nuff said.

    15. Scared Monkeys on January 11th, 2007 11:01 pm

      #10 … I blame the owners because they created the environment and looked the other way when it was obvious that steroids and performance enhancing drugs were being used.

      The use was so wide-spread in BB it was astounding.


    16. windy city on January 12th, 2007 1:13 pm

      You have kids in Jr High now taking these dangerous drugs. Where do you suppose they got the idea that is was ok. Regardless of what any pro athlete says, they are indeed role models. It comes with the territory. Young people emulate their idols. So sad.

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