It is being reported that Barry Bonds failed a MLB drug test in 2006 for amphetamines. The cloud 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)
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.
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.