Saturday, September 09, 2006

The real Home Run King?



With 56 homers Ryan Howard is on pace for 65 and if he keeps up what he has done this pat week he might just hit more then 70! Ryan Howard last I checked was nothing but a good ole fashion “Big Boy”. Not a enlarged headed, steroid pumping, small nutted, supreme court Balco Boy. This cat is going to hit more then 61 homers and nobody is even following it like they did Big Mac, Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa. Sad… Very sad is all I have to say. Ryan Howard if you hit 62 homers you are the new home run king in my book.

13 Comments:

Anonymous Snake said...

I couldn't agree more.

9:01 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

I disagree - McGwire admited during a time where steriods were NOT illegal in baseball, but he's not the home run king - Bonds is and he has not been found guilty of it, so until he is, 73 is the record and it will stand until it's broken (which will most likely happen with the types of hitters out there now).

I don't think the problem here is the players (i.e. Sosa, Bonds, McGwire), it's MLB for not having the proper testing in place prior to these home runs happening. Now people learn others took steriod and are immediately excluding these players from records. Bottom line is, the drugs weren't illegal until now and who is to say people of yester-years didn't juice it up? Can you provide definitive proof either way? No...and since Bonds is the home run king, you need to have proof he took roids.

1:02 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

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1:12 PM  
Anonymous Snake said...

Bonds didn't do steroids? Okay keep telling yourself that. I am sure you think OJ didn't kill Nicole Brown as well. Steroids are wrong! Anyone who uses them is cheating. Maybe not by MLB standards but as a standard we the fans think is cheating. if you think McGwire was justified in taking steroids because MLB didn't have a rule against it then I guess you don't mind if I punch you in the face and don't get caught for it. because if i don't get caught or can't prove that I punched you, well... I am innocent of it. Steroids are wrong! Roger Maris all the way! 62!

8:26 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

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7:08 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

HAHAHAHA, this site wouldn't be what it is without monkeys like you Snake - thanks for posting and keep those comments coming.

7:18 AM  
Blogger RED said...

Actually Snake it's 61. Not 62 pal. I agree with you though that steroids are wrong. Steve has a point that if it wasn't a rule then it wasn't broken & Bonds has yet to be proven guilty of using steroids. But obviusly by the size of his bobble head he is juicing like no other. McGwire pretty much proved he was juicing at the BALCO hearings when he didn't have a comment about is drug use. Back to the subject at hand - This is proof that we are ofcusing more on the past and not what is happening with Ryan Howard. This guy is going to blast out 60 homers in his 2nd season. That is incredible so how about some Props to this big dog!
Steve - Why and off what basis do you think that 73 will be broken with as you said "73 is the record and it will stand until it's broken (which will most likely happen with the types of hitters out there now)."
I have to diagree man. Ryan Howard is doing something special, nobody else is slamming the ball like this kid is now.

1:17 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

I don't have an answer to that Red - all I can say is records are made to be broken (i.e. Maris' 61 dingers). I just think it'll happen again - 73 is a lot, but I don't doubt it can happen.

I do give mad props to Howard - what he is doing is absolutely incredible and I hope this streak continues.

As far as Bonds - I don't deny that he used steroids, but I also can't sit here and say for certain he did. And that comment about OJ - hey, the courts found him innocent, what else do we have to judge people on? Were you there? Did you see OJ stab him? No, so how do you know either way? same with these roids - you don't know.

I don't condone it, I just didn't see it happen or hear a confession and until he's proven guilty of it, it really doesn't matter what I believe.

Something I don't understand Red, you said "I have to diagree man. Ryan Howard is doing something special, nobody else is slamming the ball like this kid is now."

What you do disagree with? I said 73 will most LIKELY be broken, do you disagree with that, meaning you don't think it will be broken?

5:37 PM  
Blogger RED said...

The way you make it sound that their are other hitters that might break the record, different types of hitters. I don't see any others except for Howards. That is what i disagree with the "other hitter". What other hitters?
and this
"I don't condone it, I just didn't see it happen or hear a confession and until he's proven guilty of it, it really doesn't matter what I believe."

This is what the site is about! Opinions. It does matter here what you believe. yeah by law OJ is innocent but this is the place to toss down your opinion about it. It's not black and white here, it's gray!

8:38 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

You really need to read more into what I am writing here - first of all, I never said "other hitters" - so when you quote something of that nature, that means you are quoting a comment I made, which I clearly DID NOT. I said with the types of hitters out there now - Howard being one of them. Not this year, maybe not next, but lets face it, there are some damn good power hitters in the league who, given one of those tremendous everything-goes-your-way years, can be the next homerun champ.

As far as my opinion, it's obvious I didn't make it clear enough. But let me quote something I said earlier "I disagree - McGwire admited during a time where steriods were NOT illegal in baseball, but he's not the home run king - Bonds is and he has not been found guilty of it, so until he is, 73 is the record and it will stand until it's broken" Does this not state my opinion on the subject at hand? The subject isn't my belief of whether or not Bonds was on roids, it's whether I think Howard, if he does hit 62, would be the new home run king.

So again I say, it doesn't matter what I think about Bonds, what matters is how I would feel if Howard were to jack #62, and until Bonds is found guilty, #62 should NOT be considered the mark to break the record.

Does this make it clear? If you want to hear my thoughts about Bonds, then make a post about him.

10:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're all wrong.

Here's the real problems with baseball:

The Designated Hitter
---and---
Pitching.

Bottom line.

OTG

7:24 PM  
Anonymous Jake said...

OTG - Please Explain...

2:43 AM  
Anonymous JohnnySox said...

Time to get a football post started, the NFL rules !!!
Are the Ravens for real?
Is Carolina overrated?
Can Pittsburgh repeat?
Reggie Bush watch!
Lots of subjects !!!

8:21 AM  

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