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In Barry Bonds' Defense, There's Viagra

In Barry Bonds' Defense, There's Viagra

It struck me as presumptuous and self-righteous that columnist Bill O'Reilly blasted the San Francisco Giants earlier this month for allowing Barry Bonds to return as a hitting coach for a week. In O'Reilly's view, Bonds is an unrepentant cheater who deserves condemnation. On those two accounts, I agree. I too cannot stand it when someone achieves something unfairly by breaking the rules. Indeed, Bonds, along with Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and others, tainted the game. I think O'Reilly and others go too far, however, when they place the players of the pre-steroid era on a moral pedestal for having achieved their baseball feats naturally. For one, they did not play in...

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