Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Bariod Bonds Hates White People

Poor Barry. He's getting it from all directions. This week, The New York Post reported an excerpt from the book of former Chicago White Sox slugger, Ron Kittle. Entitled, "Tales from the White Sox Dugout", Kittle writes of a confrontation with Bonds in the 1990s. To raise money for a charity caring for children with cancer, the awnry Bonds protested and said claimed he doesn't help white people."
I walked up to Bonds at his locker in the Wrigley Field visitors' clubhouse, introduced myself and said, "Barry, if you sign these, they'll bring in a lot of money for kids who need help."

Bonds stood up, looked me in the eye and said, "I don't sign for white people." If lightning hits me today, I will swear those were his exact words. Matt Williams and other Giants were in the room and they heard what Bonds said.

I stood there for a minute, and the veins in my neck were popping. I've only been that mad a few times in my life. I was going to beat the (heck) out of him, really kick his (butt), but Williams saw what was happening, so he came over and got between us. Matt said, "Ron, that's just the way he is."

I said, "White guys aren't the only ones who get cancer"

Everyone seems to have their own Bonds story. Could this story be true?

It's very likely that Bonds would say something to that effect since he has shown a propensity to lashing out against the anglo-Americans, somehow making his rage for caucasians shorthand for the press. This is ironic since he was born a child of privilage in San Mateo and attended some of the best private schools in the Bay Area. For him to imply a common bond with the plight of poor African-Americans is laughable, if not, disingenous.

This man is only 41 years old. How will he act when he's a cranky old man of 60?