I'm convinced Bonds is on roids. Look at his body type when he arrived in the bigs in 1987 versus now. Sure you get heavier with time, but not like this.
The season before Bonds hit 70+ to break McGwire's record, I'm at the doctor's office. The doc knows I'm a baseball nut--and he had just come back from Spring Training himself. He looks at me and flatly says,
"Have you seen Barry Bonds? The guy has to be on steroids. No man in his late thirties changes body types that quickly with a training and nutrition program. This guy's dirty! He's huge. There's not a doubt in my mind he's on steroids. You just don't get that big, that quick. I don't care who you are."
It will be interesting to see who the guys are that will look significantly smaller.
I remember Sosa as a wirey rookie playing in old Comiskey Park. He had a little pop and he was really fast. When the Sox swapped him for George Bell, everybody said Sammy would be a 30/30 guy in Wrigley.
But look at him now. That thin little frame has grown bigger than anything nature could have done. I don't care about nutritionists are strength coaches. Your body doesn't change that way virtually overnight. And that's what happened to "Corkey the Cub".
I love what Rick Riley pulled on Sosa last year. Sosa plays holy and says if the league demands testing that he'll be the first in line. So Riley pulls out the cup and says "fill the cup" boy. And Sammy goes nuts.
And all I can say to Sammy is "me douth think you protest too much!"