M.C. Hammer continues to preach the gospel of Barry Bonds on his blog:
Rule 714 ( don’t celebrate are scapegoat) is going to bite baseball in the butt! Already the legend of the Babe is taking a beating. Now your (MLB) blatant attempt to protect the legend of a hitter who wasn’t even the best in his time (Negro Leagues, Blacks were excluded from playing) is being called to the carpet by many. I like The Babe. I love and hate the Yankees. Love the tradition, hate when they beat my A’s and love and respect George.
Set aside judgment, and celebrate the greatest feat in sports in the last 50 years.
Imagine if baseball had decided to support Barry Bonds.
The game would have won new fans and would be the hot topic of today, in a positive light. We can always debate performance enhancing drugs and who did or didn’t take them and what affect it had on the numbers and the game. We then came decide the penalty and how to uniformly apply it.
However, what we are witnessing is once in a lifetime. Lets enjoy this magnificent achievement and allow the world to celebrate with us. Abandon Rule 714. Lift up the game! It’s not too late. Go to the mound and make a change.
Hammer clearly relates to Bonds in a very real way. I wonder how Bonds feels about that. Because, really, if you’re Barry Bonds and you’re trying to rehab your image, do you want the poster child for career suicide defending you on the blogosphere?