Bonds*, Shamed Bonds*

Bonds*, Shamed Bonds*
"Around the Giants, they took to referring to Bonds as 'the Incredible Hulk.'"
-- Game of Shadows

The Incredible Bulk

(BDD Photo Illustration / Chad Steiner)

The Devil's in the Details

The Incredible Bulk is Busted Again in New Book

'Shadows' Details Slugger's Steroid Use

"Depending on the substance, Bonds used the drugs in virtually every conceivable form: injecting himself with a syringe or being injected by his trainer, Greg Anderson, swallowing pills, placing drops of liquid under his tongue, and, in the case of BALCO's notorious testosterone-based cream, applying it topically.

"According to the book, Bonds gulped as many as 20 pills at a time and was so deeply reliant on his regimen that he ordered Anderson to start "cycles" -- a prescribed period of steroid use lasting about three weeks -- even when he was not due to begin one. Steroid users typically stop usage for a week or two periodically to allow the body to continue to produce natural testosterone; otherwise, such production diminishes or ceases with the continued introduction of synthetic forms of the muscle-building hormone.

"Bonds called for the re-starting of cycles when he felt his energy and power start to drop. If Anderson told Bonds he was not due for another cycle, the authors write, Bonds would tell him, 'F--- off, I'll do it myself.'" -- 3.7.06, Sports Illustrated, Bonds Exposed

Three's Company

The Three Amigos

(ZMA Photo)

SF Chronicle: Book Traces Bonds' Steroids Use to McGwire-Sosa HR Race
Eric Wilbur: 'Shadows' of No Doubt

SF Chronicle Archives: What Barry Told BALCO Grand Jury
Recording: Trainer Says Barry Used Steroids in 2003
Bonds* 'Explodes' in MVP Conference Call
Bonds* Comes Completely Undone


SUICIDE BONDS: IN EXCESS

Suicide Bonds

(BDD Photo Illustration / Neil Roberts)

Don't you know what you're doing?
You've got a death wish

Suicide Bonds, Suicide Bonds
Suicide Bonds, Suicide Bonds
Suicide Bonds is the discolored millionaire
He's a cheap distraction
In the cheating affair
We knew he was finished
When his story began
Something tells me he lost his fans

Babe Ruth is safe now
Suicide Bonds
No Aaron devastation
Suicide Bonds

Go meet your maker
Suicide Bonds
No salvation for
Suicide Bonds

He'll been ripped as a cheat
But will his clothes stay on?
White lights everywhere
No more home run king
Finally brought to his knees
A mad, sad moment
Bid him adieu, bid him adieu, say a prayer

Got some revelation put into our hands
Our game is in misery
Like rain across the land
Don't you see
The colour of deception
Turning our world around again

Baseball's big faker
Suicide Bonds
Permanent vacation
Suicide Bonds

No records to break here
Suicide Bonds
No ESPY admiration
Suicide Bonds
That's the story
[repeat till he fades away]


Most Valuable Phony Headed for Hall of Shame

Most Valuable Phony Hall of Shame

Barry Before

Bonds* Later

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

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