Not surprisingly, the Giants find themselves below the status of an afterthought in NY, as we head into the All Star break. No Barry, well under .500, in fact, just about the worst team in the NL, really, and now Murray Chass ignores them completely in this state of the game piece. How can Chass not even mention the Giants as one of the biggest disappointments so far this season? All they’ve done is finish first or second for most of the last decade, not to mention sporting the NL MVP for the last five seasons, and they’re not the biggest disappointment in the league? And how could he ignore Jason Schmidt in his list of players who’ve underperformed?
The only thing the NY writers have to say about the Giants as we head into the All Star break is that some jackoff old-timer named Paul Blair thinks Barry’s a cheater, (which, according to Christian Red of the NY Daily News, he is). Hey Christian, I know it’s easy to keep targeting Bonds when you’re looking for somebody to bash, but I can’t believe that after all this time, you would state that Bonds admitted to using steroids unknowingly. That’s not what he said, that never happened. Here’s an idea, do some research and actually find out what happened before you send your copy into your equally obtuse editor.
Here’s Paul Blair. Hey, Blair, how’d you go from 7 home runs in ’68 to 26 in ’69? And how come you never hit that many again? Maybe a little help from your friend the greenies?