first thoughts
someone else's thoughts

second thoughts

Some have pointed out that there isn't much new in what we're hearing now about Bonds, and I don't disagree. What I gather (and there's no reason why I couldn't be wrong) is that there is more concrete supporting evidence. I also think Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams come across well in their interviews ... they are believable.

I also think it's unfortunate that most of us have a knee-jerk reaction against the press. Not that the current batch doesn't deserve it, but the idea of a fourth estate is a good one, the idea that the press should be interested in truth, not the interests of the wealthy and powerful, is a good one. And Fainaru-Wada and Williams are being attacked as just another media monster out to get poor Barry. I've complained about media attacks on Barry many times on this blog, and I think there's a lot of it going on right now from gloating assholes. But I wouldn't put Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams in that category ... they are doing their job.

I have moved marginally closer to the notion that Bonds used performance-enhancing drugs, but that's all. My earlier post was meant primarily to note my realization that if this all turns out to be "true," I'll be far more upset about being lied to than I will about the use of drugs, which doesn't bother me.

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