Hitting Machine

The revised and enhanced Barry Bonds, as some of you may know, broke Henry Aaron’s career home-run record yesterday by knocking the ball out of the park for the 756th time.

His place in history is a controversial matter, however, due to his Bruce-Banner-like transformation from the wiry and slender athlete he was in the early 1990’s to the beefy slugger he is today.

Barry Bonds then…

…and now.

Some have suggested that Bonds’s passage from man to Megatherium was not due only to sedulous training and Spartan discipline, but may also have been helped along by the use of forbidden drugs, thereby tarnishing his achievement. And now, The Stiletto informs us that his prowess with the long ball may also derive in part from his league-approved brachial exoskeleton. Learn more here.

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  1. bob koepp says

    Wow! Bonds is barely recognizable in the “before” picture, but he’s unmistakable in the “after” version.

    I think baseball is about as close to organized religion as one should venture. But in the past 20 odd years, I haven’t been “high church.” I much prefer a good scrap between a couple hungry minor league teams.

    Posted August 8, 2007 at 4:38 pm | Permalink
  2. Malcolm says

    Hi Bob,

    I agree with your comments about organized religion. And even sports can cross the line, as anyone who has ever been to a Wolverines game at the Big House can tell you.

    Posted August 8, 2007 at 4:57 pm | Permalink