Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

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 02:41 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: barry bonds, braves, hank aaron, john schuerholz, peds

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Bob Tufts Posted: January 11, 2013 at 03:53 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 03:59 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 Posted: January 11, 2013 at 07:34 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.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
A triple short of the cycle
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 17 July 2017: Love is baseball, family. Keep the politics out
(1439 - 12:44pm, Jul 23)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

Newsblog20 years ago today: Greg Maddux threw a 76-pitch complete game
(13 - 12:33pm, Jul 23)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogIt's unacceptable — Cardinals have lost their Way under Matheny
(25 - 12:30pm, Jul 23)
Last: eric

NewsblogBaseball’s Best Teams Are Too Damn Good
(53 - 12:19pm, Jul 23)
Last: Chris Fluit

NewsblogHe played where? Majors' best 'irony jerseys'
(64 - 11:40am, Jul 23)
Last: Dock Ellis

NewsblogTaking Back the Ballparks - San Francisco Giants
(187 - 11:33am, Jul 23)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogOT-NBA off season thread
(1336 - 11:02am, Jul 23)
Last: PJ Martinez

NewsblogAlex Rodriguez has his very own arcade machine called the 'A-RodCade'
(11 - 10:47am, Jul 23)
Last: BillWallace

NewsblogThe Absurd History of “The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim”
(86 - 9:53am, Jul 23)
Last: BDC

NewsblogNYP: Yoenis Cespedes: I want to finish my career with A’s
(17 - 8:43am, Jul 23)
Last: Tony S

NewsblogCBS Denver: Charlie Blackmon Kid Meets The Real Deal
(5 - 7:36am, Jul 23)
Last: Golfing Great Mitch Cumstein

NewsblogOT: Summer Soccer Thread 2017
(179 - 2:13am, Jul 23)
Last: He who brought the butter dish to Balshazar (CoB)

NewsblogA sandwich is a sandwich, but OMNICHATTER is a meal! for the weekend of July 22-23, 2017
(94 - 12:40am, Jul 23)
Last: He who brought the butter dish to Balshazar (CoB)

NewsblogCashman: Yankees will ‘send Frazier out’ when Hicks returns | New York Post
(21 - 5:15pm, Jul 22)
Last: Blastin

Gonfalon CubsThe Biggest Fixes
(84 - 4:49pm, Jul 22)
Last: Andere Richtingen

Page rendered in 0.2477 seconds
47 querie(s) executed