Baseball Historian Weighs in on Barry Bonds

What might be next for The Home Run King?

“We live in a time when we think everything can be cured by a medication. If you want to talk about a performance-enhancing culture, let’s look at Viagra, let’s look at Levitro…all of these things that are advertised on daytime TV.

“This is the time that we live in. We believe that modern medicine can make us Superman.

“If our favorite ballplayers have succumbed to societal pressures to improve themselves, they are no worse than we are.”

John Thorn, Historian, in The Tenth Inning, a PBS production by Ken Burns


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