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Friday, January 11, 2013

Davidoff: A conversation with Braves president John Schuerholz

KD : I have one question, one challenging question for you. You know how much I respect you, but one thing I’ve read that irks me a little. I think you’ve had some ceremonies where the team introduces Hank Aaron as “The real home run king” or “The true home run king.” Am I right on that?
JS : Yeah.
KD : Are you OK with that? Is that your domain?
JS : Listen. If you were in Atlanta and you worked for our organization, you would feel the same way. He’s without dispute, people in baseball would look at him as the guy they say is the quote-unquote real home run champion. There’s no questions about how he hit his home runs.
KD : But he admitted to using amphetamines . He used illegal PEDs, just like Bonds did.
JS : I’m not going to make a big deal out of this. He is for us the real home run champion. It’s our view. He’s our home run king. It’s our opinion. And we honor him for that. And I’m not going to stop saying it about him.

Well I’m a Royals fan, so Steve Balboni is the only REAL home run king I recognize!

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 11, 2013 at 03:41 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: barry bonds, braves, hank aaron, john schuerholz, peds

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   1. Bob Tufts Posted: January 11, 2013 at 04:53 PM (#4345212)
From the full interview transcript:

"KD: Your biggest mistake - not seeing the cocaine use by Royals players in the early 80's or trading for Bob Tufts"
   2. The District Attorney Posted: January 11, 2013 at 04:59 PM (#4345218)
Of course Davidoff was going to get that answer, but kudos to him for (politely) raising it as an issue.
   3. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: January 11, 2013 at 08:34 PM (#4345376)
I don't mind Schuerholz giving that answer, either. It's more of a PR move to remind you about the greatness of Atlanta Brave Hank Aaron™, rather than some moral stand against PEDs.

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