Curt Buries Bonds

Curt Buries Bonds
"... There’s no gray area. He admitted to cheating on his wife, cheating on his taxes, and cheating on the game... And I don’t care that he’s black, or green, or purple, or yellow, or whatever."
-- Curt Schilling on Barry Bonds

The Incredible Bulk

(BDD Photo Illustration / Chad Steiner)

Bonds* Visit to Fenway Will Sound Like Clemens' June Start on Steroids.
It Will Make Johnny Damon's Return Sound Like a Quiet Picnic.

Schilling Today: Curt Won't Let Barry Have It His Way at Fenway
A Look Back on Bonds* and BALCO ...

'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
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
Eric Wilbur: 'Shadows' of No Doubt

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