Straight from The Independent Florida Alligator (or it just seems that way)...the latest from Doyel.
The Tampa Bay Rays deserve Barry Bonds, and I mean that in the best possible way.
Whether Barry Bonds deserves the Rays—whether he deserves to play for any team in baseball—is another question. But it’s a question I’m willing to shelve for the remainder of the season. It’s a question, in other words, I’m willing to ignore if it means an American League East title for the Rays, the biggest underdog in baseball.
That’s why the Rays deserve Barry Bonds. They deserve him because they deserve something, anything, to give them an August and September boost. They deserve Barry Bonds because they are competing with the Red Sox and Yankees, two teams bloated on financial HGH, two monsters who treat baseball like a stupid seventh-grader treats a kindergarten playground—by twisting arms and bloodying noses and thinking he’s done something special.
You haven’t done anything special, Red Sox and Yankees. You’ve spent your way to the top. You’re the Paris Hilton of baseball, successful because you’re rich, a winner only because there’s no plausible way for you to lose.