What Did He Know And How Did He Know It?
We've probably all heard the news now that Barry Bonds has been named as a steroids user. Sure, plenty of people have suspected this to be the case over the years but a direct connection has never been established.
In fact, you could get in heated arguments with people quite regularly if you confidently stated that Bonds was juiced. Never one to be swayed by public opinion, our own Saint Paul made his point quite clear at at Giants game a few years back in SF.
Myself, SP and The Racially Ambigious Hippie were all in good spirits watching the Giants take on the Braves. It was a gorgeous summer evening and the Anchor Steam was flowing nicely. The game, as I remember, was a blowout and although some of the crowd has dissipated, there were still a considerable number of people in our section including families with small children.
Something sent SP off (a Bonds dinger? the memory fails) and he yelled "HE'S JUICED". Embarassed, but laughing, TRAH and I continued watching the game. But he wasn't done. In what could only be described as drunken, maniacal boorishness SP launched into a ten minute LOUD diatribe about Bonds and his relationship to steroids.
It almost seemed that the more offened people around him became, the louder and more vociferous his rantings became. "73 HOME RUNS FOLKS YOU THINK HE DID IT NATURALLY?" Families, disgusted, left the section in droves. Various Giants fans were yelling obscenities. An old woman shook her fist at us. Even TRAH and I had to move up a few rows until SP had finished his rant.
Thankfully, video of this hilarious incident exists. I've seen it, although I don't think SP is going to be posting it any time soon.