Friday, March 10, 2006

2 legit 2 quit?

MC Hammer wrote an open letter to Barry Bonds. Quoth the Hammer:

Dear Barry,
Under no circumstances are you allowed to quit, exit , leave, retire, walkout or any other form of saying bye that would equate to you aborting the mission. This is not your mission alone. This is baseball's, and millions of baseball fans mission. For all of us who played the game and the love the game, to see you walkout while in earshot of the all time most prestigious record in the game of baseball would be a slap in our collective faces....

....Bloodhounds smell and sniff out blood. Every story written about steroids means nothing to us in the know. While we don't endorse, support or condone the usage of steroids in any shape or form, we also are keenly aware of the hand eye coordination and science of hitting that is necessary to hit on the level of excellence that you do Barry. Nobody does it better. No one has done it better. As you close in on the record, and the day of reckoning is at hand, there will be many attemps by the bloodhounds to shake you and force you to quit...

....Do it for San Francisco, do it for baseball, do it for your kid's, do it for your Dad (R.I.P.), and do it for yourself.

you deserve to be the all time greatest homerun hitter in baseball history. The hounds, they deserve the dog pound.

Before we laugh at the Hammer's words, remember this: he's toured around the world from London to The Bay. It's Hammer go Hammer MC Hammer yo Hammer and the rest can go to play.


Patriotsy2k said...

Yeah, so you can't touch this.
Hammer does have a point about the "hand eye coordination". When baseball fans accused Chan Ho Park of giving Cal Ripken a homerun in the 2001 All-Star game, Park defenders said Ripken had amazing "hand eye coordination" to hit that homer. I have this also, yet it is confined to video games.

Anonymous said...

This argument never has held any water with me. It's likely true that steroids don't help the hand-eye coordination, so you can't take much away from Barry's two batting titles and four other top-7 avg seasons. The man is a good hitter, well above average.
However, when you consider how many of his HRs would have been warning track flies or less without the use of the juice, his average drops, and where would that leave him ranked?
But his HR totals... I'll just say that if he has been juicing, then those numbers are tainted, ridiculous garbage, and have no place cheapening the record books of baseball.
That goes for McGwire and Sosa as well.