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Podcast: Barry Bonds vs. The Feds

January 10, 2014 | By RotoRob | comment on this post
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On this week’s episode of RotoRob Fantasy Baseball Weekly Podcast, heard every Thursday at 9 p.m. EST, NFL Writer Vaney Hariri once again was the guest host as the conversation was dominating by all things Hall of Fame, steroids and baseball writer’s subjective voting rules.

Among the items we discussed were:

  • A busy week on the site covering video game reviews, including Minecraft.
  • The ridiculousness of the Barry Bonds obstruction of justice charge that essentially came down to: “what’s that? You don’t want to incriminate yourself with your testimony? Fine, then we’re going to slap you with obstruction of justice.”
  • The list of record-smashing players that are not in the Hall of Fame is shocking.
  • Vaney rants about how everything — clothes, equipment, drinks — is all designed to enhance performance, so why the uproar over PEDs?
  • Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine were all about beating you with intelligence rather than velocity.
  • Considering that Glavine is exactly 100 wins ahead of the closest active pitcher (Tim Hudson), he could hold his rank at 21st all-time for quite some time.
  • RotoRob vents about baseball’s sacrosanct ideas about the purity of the game and how the honour of a first-time Hall of Fame ballot player being elected should only be reserved for certain types.
  • Could Frank Thomas have been a 650-homer man had he sacrificed a bit of BA and some of his patience?
  • It’s so fitting that Maddux and Glavine will go into the Hall alongside Bobby Cox.
  • We reminisce about Jack Morris’ gem to clinch the 1991 World Series.
  • Vaney thinks Don Mattingly will be a good manager — in time.
  • Was the officer that busted Yasiel Puig for speeding a mama’s boy?
  • Vaney offers up his condolences to Craig Biggio, for missing his call to the Hall by just two paltry votes.

Check out the show in its entirety by pressing the play button below. Now!


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