"Me thinks they doth protest too much." Willie Shakespeare
This blog could not not address this subject, given all the press baseball Giant Barry Bonds has received in the past few days. BBR, that's "Before Barry's Record,", the male citizens of my town, Colorado Springs, mostly argued the merits, or sins, of Hillary Clinton, James Dobson, Ted Haggart, George Bush, Dick Cheney, the Iraq Way, and whether or not Paris Hilton's antics are actually news.
Well that all changed on Wednesday! Knowing I'm from San Francisco, in the supplement science business, and a bit of a baseball fan, a number of my science and business colleagues, my CO neighbors, my sons, some personal male friends, and even my UPS man knocked on my office door to see if I had an opinion on Barry Bonds and his supposed performancing enhancing drug use.
I do, and here it is: Barry Bonds has never been indicted or convicted in a court of law for illegal drug use, so he is innocent until proven guilty-end of subject.-except that he has also tested clean ever since they started spot drug testing in all major sports.
I might gently point out that performance enhancing is a regular deal for millions of men; evidenced by Viagra being the number one selling pharmaceutical drug in the world, and herbal-based supplements that promise enhanced sexual performance being the largest selling product group in the supplement arena.
It seems to me that a lot of folks in this country have been looking for any guised reason to get on an outraged moral high horse. I suppose Barry Bonds and baseball is as good a place as any to start demanding accountability.
Have a nice weekend.