The Mitchell report on steroids in baseball that came out yesterday brought out some interesting feelings in my office about our national pastime. And, I learned some interesting things that about modern baseball giants.
Barry Bonds' Growth Suspect
Maybe Barry Bonds can argue that weightlifting, not drugs, accounted for his weird, middle-aged home-run barrage and freaky body makeover, as he has maintained.
He can argue (weakly) that squats and power cleans enabled him to hit nearly 300 home runs after his 35th birthday and added 30 pounds to his skinny frame.
He can argue (not convincingly) that bench press and shoulder shrugs enabled him to get so big that he went from a size 42 jersey to a size 52.
But how does he explain this: His head grew from size 7 1/8 to 7 3/4.
Or this: His feet grew from size 10 1/2 to size 13.
His SKULL grew? Wow.