Foul Shot: 5-29-06


Okay, I know I’m super late on my NBA Conference Final Predictions so I will not bother dedicating a section to them, but will just include them as part of my Foul Shot multi-subject post. I’ve been hella busy with work and as I write this piece I’m in the middle of grilling some cajun catfish outside, setting up my daughters pool, paying some bills online and trying to entertain and piss you off all at the same time. David Blaine ain’t got shit on me.


Grilled Caucasian: I’m not gonna sit here and pretend that I watch any type of Nascar or Formula one racing but being that its Memorial Day Weekend and anyone who’s ever been outside their bedroom (which isnt that often with some of you internet folk) knows Grilling and Memorial Day go hand in hand.  I think racing and hockey are very similar for me. I never ever ever ever will watch either one unless A) It’s highlights of a great accident or B) It’s a highlight of two caucasian men in skates trying to kill each other.  Nothing better than White on White crime. (notice they never start a fight with one of the few brothers who play?) Anyway, if your wondering who that is trying not to be part of the Memorial Day festivites in that picture it is Buddy Rice who was participating in the Indianopolis 500 on Sunday.  All you Jeffrey Dahmer types, put the BBQ sauce away, he escaped the firepit.


Babe Ruth Is Dead!:  GOOD! Barry might not be playing great due to injuries but he still passed that old woman beating, alcoholic, overrated sloppy bum. Barry Bonds is possibly the greatest player EVER and he has never been found guilty of any type substance violations.  So save the gossip for someone else.  If he say, she say made someone guilty, D.C. police be looking for people from Roc-A-Fella for involvement with the Cam shooting.  I will even go one step further, let’s say Barry "The Greatest Player Ever" Bonds did use steroids, its null and void because the fact that Babe Ruth did not have to play against any minority players during his career cancels it out!


Jermaine Taylor vs Winky Wright: Not much hype has been made about this fight. For what reason I cannot figure out.  Jermaine Taylor beat one of the best fighters our era has ever seen in Bernard Hopkins.  Winky Right is one of the most technical fighters of the era and has beaten just about everyone who’s stepped in front of him.  Sounds like the makeup for a great fight.  So why has the promotion has been that of a backpack underground indie hiphop album? I don’t care about the two billboards above McDonalds on 125th street.  You know damn well we don’t order pay-per-view in the hood, we use the bootleg box.  Wise up yall! Anyway, I’m gonna run with Jermaine Taylor on this one.  He already beat a great technical fighter than Wright when he defeated Hopkins twice, plus he’s stronger than anyone Winky has faced.

Nash.jpgNBA Conference Finals: I hate the fact that I’m late with this and don’t want to go into each series that much.  I can tell you I did pick Miami over Detroit before they were up 2-1.  I also picked Dallas over Phoenix.  Miami just looks like their chemistry picked up against NJ and the fact that Detroit went 7 games with Cleveland + the fact they have Flip Saunders coaching and not Larry Brown AND Miami happens to have a coach by the name of Pat Riley.  No way is Riles getting outcoached by a dude named after a dolphin.  I’m rooting for Phoenix but I don’t see them getting by Dallas.  I’ll go one step further than normal here though.. If Dallas players Detroit in the finals, I got Dallas.  If Miami plays Dallas, I got Miami.  If Phoenix makes the finals, I got whoever they playing.

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79 Responses to “Foul Shot: 5-29-06”

  1. the Landlord Says:

    …At least Giambi admitted it. He let his rep take a shot. Barry won’t even do that. He’s the OJ Simpson of baseball. Rich, spoiled, black man who didn’t hang with black people until it got hard for him.

    how do you know who Barry hangs with?, didnt he used to be work out partners with Gary Sheffield?…wasnt his best friend on the Giants, Ray Durham?,…didnt he try to get at Jeff Kent in the dugout for showing up one of his Latino teammates on the field?…who is his Godfather? Willie Mays(black), not Pete Rose(white)…steroids dont make you a great baseball player (if he took them)…if thats the case there’d be a bunch of Ballys and Bolds gym freaks signing with every team in both leagues…by the way OJ hung with black people (Al Cowlings, Ahmad Rashad0, he just liked to fuck white bitches (read: steve nash,lol)…

    *****Barry Lamar Bonds is the greatest Baseball player of all time, before or after steroids*****

    …………….and as usual, FUCK STEVE NASH……………………

  2. the Landlord Says:

    ^^^^^directed @ ZYCE^^^^^^^
    also #correction#^^^ballys and golds gym^^^

  3. Zyce Says:

    How do I know who Barry hangs with? I read up on the guy. There’s been tons of articles on him. You should do the same. Him and Sheffield had something in common….steroids. And he didn’t fight Kent over his comments about Latino players. That’s a falsehood. Steroids obviously make you a better player…increased speed, stronger muscles, and quicker healing. Al Cowlings and Ahmad Rashad are black? OJ was a whiteboy…come on. Even with Steroids, he cannot match Babe Ruth. Imagine Ruth’s home run total had he not pitched early in his career. I can’t wait for the * next to Barry’s records.

    Last time I checked, Steve Nash was balling, homie.

  4. e-dubbs Says:

    “According to the SF Chronicle, he said” According = hearsay.

    I can’t go by anything the media says about Barry because its so biased. It’s like watching George Bush defend the war in Iraq. The media hates Barry so they try to turn hearsay into facts.

    Imagine Babe Ruth’s career if he played against real talent? yupp “He wouldnt exist, so poof, vamoose son of a bitch.” Babe Ruth is the new Rocky Marciano. Everyone know Barry is better but wouldnt admit it just like everyone know Ali was better than Marciano but still holding on.

  5. Fe Says:

    Landlord says “Racing is not a sport…the cars are competing…if the drivers get out of the car and RUN around the track, then its a sport…GTFOH

    Do the cars drives themselves? Due to regulations, the cars are pretty close in terms of performance so the drivers make the difference, you dumb fuck.

  6. nbulling Says:

    Im not judging Bonds. McGwire, Sosa, Canseco, Giambi (maybe even Clemens) are just as guilty. But the evidence is kind of overwhelming. A player reaches his peak at 28-31, in batting and in all the other facets, no player gets a ton better at power hitting later in his career. Aaron, Ruth, and Mays didnt. IF they had Josh Gibson’s numbers, he wouldn’t either. Yeah, everybody else did it, and thats not being made a big enough deal, but its still not right.

  7. e-dubbs Says:

    Im not judging Bonds. McGwire, Sosa, Canseco, Giambi (maybe even Clemens) are just as guilty

    ^ Correction, the after-mentioned are guilty. Bonds was never found guilty. At most you can say “I believe Bonds did it because I’m a f*ckin’ hater” but thats it.

  8. nbulling Says:

    Theres no proof that McGwire, Sosa, or Clemens did anything.

  9. nbulling Says:

    This isnt a criminal trial…. I dont need a jury of 12 peers beyond a reasonable doubt… its more like a civil trial… most poeple looking unbiased at the evidence (head size, increase in production, increase in batspeed) would say its most likely true.

  10. nbulling Says:

    Really sorry about triple posting…. i forgot to mention… steroids are not, bonds is probably one of the 5 greatest players ever. I think Aaron and Mays were better than Babe… more complete players…. I think that, as they had the whole package over the entire career and not just parts, they are also both better than barry (hitting, hitting for power, baserunning, fielding, throwing)

  11. Zyce Says:

    E Dubbs: You gotta step your game up. The only guys who admitted doing steroids were Giambi and Canseco. McGwire and Sosa were never proven to had taken steroids. Why call them guilty and not Bonds. You’re a Bonds homer.

    And what’s with the Ruth and Marciano bashing? Because they are white and white people root for them?

    I’m not a Bonds hater. I’m a fair and objective person. The guy cheated. Did you read the book about him and his steroid use? They have logs of his daily routines.

  12. e-dubbs Says:

    ^ I’m still waiting for proof that he cheated, when you have some be sure to share it with the world. And what makes that book so accurate? Of course I did not read it and I have no intention of reading it.

    Only reason I bash Ruth and Marciano is because its a form of getback for anyone who comes for Bonds or Ali.

  13. Zyce Says:

    Ali, Bonds, and Marciano……didn’t use steroids to cheat the record books. If you don’t read the book, how the fuck you going to see proof? So basically the only way you’ll believe it is if you actually saw him getting injected with the shit? Come on, better than that. They have the trascripts from his testimony. He admits to putting these creams all over his body, dog. Keep the wool over your eyes…..

  14. e-dubbs Says:

    The type of cream he used was to accelerate healing which has been used for years by all types of athletes and is not banned. It’s not a muscle increasing type of steroid. Saying what he used makes him a cheater is like saying someone who took Advil to make a headache go away is a drug addict.

    The whole marketing strategy behind that book is “If you hate Bonds, buy this book and it will give you proof that he cheated” If the book infact showed the truth that he did nothing to break any rules or used any drugs that gave him an unfair advantage, it would not sell thus no purpose in making it. I think your better than that! If you want to sit here and say in your heart you believe he did steroids, thats one thing but for you to pretend that its factual is beyond reality. BTW, Asking me to read that book would be like asking an athiest (spelling?) to read the Quran.

  15. Zyce Says:

    Barry Bonds testified to a grand jury that he used a clear substance and a cream given to him by a trainer who was indicted in a steroid-distribution ring, but said he didn’t know they were steroids, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday.

    Bonds told a U.S. grand jury that he used undetectable steroids known as “the cream” and “the clear,” which he received from personal trainer Greg Anderson during the 2003 season. According to Bonds, the trainer told him the substances were the nutritional supplement flaxseed oil and a pain-relieving balm for the player’s arthritis.

    Following The Steroid Storylines
    The Chronicle’s story
    Olney: Now it’s clear | Chronology
    Neyer: No need for asterisk
    Motion: Whole story | Fallout
    SportsNation: Poll | Chat wrap: Stark

    BALCO chief claims Jones took HGH
    ESPN Mag: Coming Clean
    Interview with ABC’s 20/20
    FAQ on steroids

    No denying grand jury testimony
    Stark: Can Yanks void contract?
    Olney: Giambi won’t react well

    Kurkjian: Yankees in tough spot
    Chronology | Admission

    According to government attorneys, BALCO founder Victor Conte has identified the designer steroid THG as “the clear.” A testosterone-based ointment was identified as “the cream.” Olympic sprinter Tim Montgomery testified that Conte used flaxseed oil containers to send “the clear” to athletes.

    According to a transcript of Bonds’ Dec. 4, 2003, testimony reviewed by the Chronicle, prosecutors confronted the slugger with documents allegedly detailing the steroids he used — “the cream,” “the clear,” human growth hormone, Depo-Testosterone, insulin and a drug for female infertility that can be used to mask steroid use.

    Bonds’ attorney, Michael Rains, said the leak of the testimony was an attempt to discredit his client. Grand jury transcripts are sealed and the Chronicle did not say who showed them the documents.

    Rains described Anderson and Bonds as close friends who had been training together for about the last four years.

    “Greg knew what Barry’s demands were. Nothing illegal,” Rains said at a news conference in Oakland. “This is Barry’s best friend in the world. Barry trusted him. He trusts him today. He trusts that he never got anything illegal from Greg Anderson.”

    Even if the substances Bonds took were steroids, Rains said they were not banned by baseball at the time and the slugger believed they were natural. Bonds also maintains the substances did nothing to aid his rise as one of the game’s greatest home run hitters, Rains said.

    “Barry was tested several times this year and the results of those tests were negative,” said Bonds’ agent, Jeff Borris.

    “He put together statistically one of the most remarkable seasons ever,” Borris said in an interview. “There are people in this world whose sole purpose is to try and figure out ways on how to undermine the accomplishments of others.”

    Giants spokesman Blake Rhodes said the team wouldn’t comment and directed all questions to the commissioner’s office.

    Tony Serra, Anderson’s lawyer, said Anderson “never knowingly provided illegal substances to anyone.”

    Before the Bonds story was even published, U.S. Attorney Kevin Ryan said his office was concerned about the leaks to the Chronicle and asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate.

    The Justice Department is reviewing whether to initiate an investigation into the leaks, but no decision has been made, department spokesman Mark Corallo said.

    Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) told The Washington Post Friday that he will introduce legislation in January that mandates drug testing standards on professional sports if baseball players and owners don’t adopt a stringent crackdown on steroids on their own.

    “Major league baseball players and owners should meet immediately to enact the standards that apply to the minor leagues, and if they don’t, I will have to introduce legislation that says professional sports will have minimum standards for testing,” McCain said. “I’ll give them until January, and then I’ll introduce legislation.”

    In response to the continuing BALCO disclosures, Commissioner Bud Selig said:

    “As I have repeatedly stated, I am fully committed to the goal of immediately ridding our great game of illegal performance-enhancing substances. The use of these substances continues to raise issues regarding the game’s integrity and raises serious concerns about the health and well-being of our players.

    “I am aware the Major League Baseball Players Association is having its annual meeting with its Executive Board of player representatives next week. I urge the players and their association to emerge from this meeting ready to join me in adopting a new, stronger drug testing policy modeled after our minor league program that will once and for all rid the game of the scourge of illegal drugs.”

    Prosecutors also questioned Bonds about “doping calendars” and other documents showing he used illegal substances that were seized from Anderson’s home in a September 2003 raid. But the slugger denied knowing the drugs were steroids and said he had no knowledge of the doping calendars, which contained his name and notes about performance-enhancing substances. He also said he had never discussed steroids with the trainer; had never asked what the products he was given contained; and was certain Anderson wouldn’t give him illegal substances without his knowledge.

    “Greg and I are friends,” Bonds told the grand jury, according to the Chronicle. “I never paid Greg for anything. … You’re going to bring up documents and more documents. I have never seen anything written by Greg Anderson on a piece of paper.”

    Bonds said that, to his knowledge, Anderson had only given him legal drugs to treat his arthritis and fatigue, which were especially bad when the Giants would play a day game after a night game. He said the trainer brought the substances to the Giants’ clubhouse, where Bonds would use them.

    “It was in the ballpark … in front of everybody,” Bonds testified. “I mean, all the reporters, my teammates. I mean, they all saw it. I didn’t hide it.”

    However, Bonds testified that the products didn’t help ease his suffering, and eventually he stopped using them.

    “And I was like, to me, it didn’t even work,” he said. “You know me, I’m 39 years old. I’m dealing with pain. All I want is pain relief, you know? And you know, to recover, you know, night games to day games. That’s it. And I didn’t think the stuff worked. I was like, ‘Dude, whatever,’ but he was my friend.

    “… If it’s a steroid, it’s not working,” he told the grand jury.

    Bonds’ former teammates Armando Rios, Benito Santiago and Bobby Estalella, as well as former Oakland A’s Jason and Jeremy Giambi, have admitted using performance-enhancing drugs provided by Anderson. All the players said they knew Anderson because he was Bonds’ trainer, and all five also testified because they were offered immunity as long as they told the truth to the grand jury. But prosecutors warned the players, including Bonds, that they would be charged with perjury if they were discovered lying under oath.

    According to the Chronicle, Gary Sheffield also testified that in 2002 Bonds arranged for him to receive “the clear,” “the cream” and “red beans,” steroid pills manufactured in Mexico. Sheffield further stated he was never told he was using steroids; that Bonds was using both “the cream” and “the clear”; and that he had no dealings with Anderson directly.

    “Nothing was between me and Greg. Barry pretty much controlled everything,” Sheffield testified. “… It was basically Barry (saying), ‘Trust me, do what I do.’

    “…I know I’ve seen Greg give Barry the same thing I was taking,” Sheffield said. “I didn’t see him taking those red beans, but I seen him taking this (clear) and this cream here.”

    Bonds has maintained he never knowingly used performance-enhancing drugs. But the Chronicle has reported that Anderson, in a secretly recorded conversation, claimed Bonds had used an “undetectable” steroid in 2003. Conte and BALCO vice president James Valente also told investigators that Anderson gave steroids to Bonds, although both have since denied making those statements.

    According to the Chronicle, Bonds testified that he reconnected with Anderson, a childhood friend, in 1998 when he decided to replace his trainer at the time, Raymond Farris. He and Anderson began training at a gym near BALCO, and Anderson also began giving him “vitamin and protein shakes,” Bonds said.

    Sometime in 2000 or 2001, Bonds testified, Anderson persuaded him to undergo testing at BALCO in an effort to market Conte’s legal nutritional supplement, ZMA. Bonds said Anderson eventually began giving him several supplements, “multivitamin to vitamin E to omega 3s to, you know, ZMA — the ZMA that BALCO had — to liver pills to oxygen …

    “But I had no doubt what he was giving me, because we were friends” Bonds said.

    Bonds testified that he met Conte a few times but never paid for the supplements, instead doing an ad endorsing ZMA for Muscle & Fitness magazine. Bonds said he couldn’t explain an invoice stating $450 for blood tests; when asked about documents stating he had paid $450 for a bottle of Depo-Testosterone, Bonds said, “I have never seen this bottle or any bottle pertaining that says Depo-Testosterone.”

    According to the Chronicle, prosecutors questioned Bonds about several other documents, including some that suggested he was using the steroid trenbolone and modafinil, an anti-narcolepsy drug used as a stimulant. Bonds said he had never heard of those drugs. Another document read, “Barry 12-2-02, T, 1 CC G — pee.”

    “T could mean anything,” Bonds said. “G could mean anything. And pee could probably mean anything.”

    Bonds also testified he didn’t know about documents indicating BALCO had begun screening his blood for both nutritional deficiencies and steroids in 2001. Bonds did say, however, that in 2003 he became suspicious of baseball’s steroid testing program and asked Anderson to have him tested.

    “We got tested two times this season unannounced,” Bonds tesified. “I don’t trust baseball. They say it’s anonymous, but then they put your name on it. So I don’t trust baseball. So I asked Greg … ‘I want to know what baseball’s doing behind our backs.’

    “I never saw the papers, never saw the results. Greg just said, ‘You’re negative,'” Bonds said.

    According to the Chronicle, Bonds said he never paid Anderson for drugs but said he paid him $15,000 in 2003 for weight training and a $20,000 bonus after his 73-home run season.

    “I paid him in cash,” Bonds said. “I make $17 million.”

    Bonds also bought Anderson a ring after his record-breaking season and another ring to commemorate the Giants’ 2002 World Series appearance.

    Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

  16. e-dubbs Says:

    ^ I didnt even read this because its lack of credibility. But what makes you believe it so much? Because you want you.. YUP! B-Mad!

  17. Zyce Says:

    I’d say the SF Chronicle and ESPN are pretty credible. You just keep being a sheep….an innocent sheep following Barry around.

  18. e-dubbs Says:

    Of course they are not credible. Barry isnt media friendly and the media punish him for it. Look how the media protected Michael Jordan for years because of his open door relationship with the media. When the media doesnt have your back, its over. 90% of the fans without brains allow the media to form their perception of a player and if the media wants people to percieve you as a jerk, cheater, bad father, whatever the case may be.. Thats what you’ll be. I’m not one of those 90% though.

  19. Zyce Says:

    You aren’t one of the 90 percent? You won’t even admit that a man that came into his prime in his late 30s and gained 60 pounds did steroids! You don’t even like baseball that much. You didn’t play Lud Dale…lol.

  20. e-dubbs Says:

    hhaha.. Luddale.. True, you did have the super tight Luddale throwback.. But I aint see him fail no test. B mad.

  21. Zyce Says:

    How can he fail a test that wasn’t administered?

  22. Zyce Says:

    Updated: June 10, 2006, 5:31 PM ET
    Bonds’ attorney wants protection from news services

    Barry Bonds is willing to cooperate with Major League Baseball’s investigation of performance-enhancing drugs in the game provided the information isn’t used against him by federal prosecutors, Bonds’ attorney told the New York Daily News.

    The New York Post reported Friday that Bonds’ attorney, Michael Rains, received a letter last month from former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, hired by commissioner Bud Selig in March to investigate steroids in baseball, saying that he wants to interview the San Francisco Giants left fielder as part of baseball’s investigation.

    “I’d like Barry to cooperate with Sen. Mitchell,” Rains was quoted as saying to the Daily News. “He’d like to cooperate. We believe Sen. Mitchell’s investigation will be fair, thorough and impartial.

    “But here’s the problem: Anything that happens there can become fodder for the federal government and fodder for another book that will make reporters rich.”

    A federal grand jury in San Francisco is investigating whether Bonds lied under oath about using the performance-enhancing drug known as “the clear” during his grand jury testimony that led to the indictment of four people connected to BALCO.

    Bonds could also face charges of tax evasion.

    “I thoroughly distrust the federal government’s commitment to protecting anonymity,” Rains told the Daily News. “I’ve been asking for four years if this investigation is done. All I’ve ever got was double talk.”

  23. e-dubbs Says:

    Notice how his lawyer never said anything about evidence being used against Bonds but the Daily News adds it in like its fact. He could be seeking protection for a number of reasons other than him using steriouds. If you still need proof that the media is out to f*ck Barry “The Greatest Player Ever” Bonds, you must not be able to read. This is why I only read The Final Call newspaper.

  24. Zyce Says:

    Why is his lawyer playing games? What other reasons does he need protection, E? Damn you are getting silly. The only proof you would accept is actually watching him get shot in the ass.

  25. e dubbs Says:

    The only proof i will accept is PROOF. Not the media twisting things. If he was on steroids, trust me.. The MLB would like nothing more than to expose him on it since he broke their hero’s record. So until you have proof like him failing a test or admitting he did it, “NOT GUILTY”. Thats how things suppose to work last time I checked.

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