Baseball is the Modern Day East Germany?


Here’s an interesting quote from USA Today:

Look at the way home run production has fallen this season to a 15-year low, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. There was an average of 2.01 homers per game this season, down from 2.04 last year and the all-time high of 2.34 in 2000. (Hello, Barry Bonds.) As a comparison, it was 1.78 in 1993.

This season’s home run leaders were Philadelphia’s Ryan Howard in the National League with 48 and Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera in the American League with 37.

Thirty-seven? That’s only about half the 73 home runs Bonds hit in 2001. Then again, Bonds’ records are to baseball what those old East German swimming and track and field marks are to the Olympics: fraudulent, not to be believed – and, unfortunately, still in the record books.

Kinda nice to see fat head and his records being so widely recognized as the farce that he has become. Kinda like some of the records on the track and field books.
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