Why didn't they print your letter?January 23 2005 at 11:53 PM
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Response to Ok..forget this writer. Forget me, too.
What is all this anyway? I can find this crap anywhere? I loved the one in the Chronicle this past year where the writer is saying:
C'mon Barry, swing the bat. Anyone can stand there and take walks. Why can't you be a real hitter like Vlad Guererro. Go ahead and pick one out of the dirt just one time and launch it. C'mon Barry, show us what you got!
Someone actually sat down and wrote that. And the Chron printed it LMAO! Props to the Chron for putting an intelligent face on the common fan.
The one here which would have Richard Petty allowing "someone" to walk up to his ride and pour "something" into the gas tank is another classic. Do I have to explain? Nobody goes near the car except the Team Petty crew.
It does touch on a central point though. Petty has people he trusts. So did Bonds. So did all the people with money sucked off by the Enron or S&L scandals.
>>>However, he has chosen to cast his lot with one Barry Bonds,<<<
False. I haven't cast my lot at all.
>>>...whose lies have now been thoroughly documented, thanks to the BALCO investigation.<<<
What lies and which documentation? If Petty swears his crew is top notch and it comes out that one of them poured granulated sugar into his gas tank, was Petty a liar? They guy who says to his wife, "Honey, here's where I put our money. It's safe", then shows her a Merrill/Lynch statement...is he a liar when the investment crashes due to corruption not of his doing?
>>>Why? Because, imho, it's hard to admit you were wrong about a guy, even when the proof is right in front of your face.<<<
That hard part is being right, and avoiding being wrong. It gets easier, or at least the chances of being wrong are reduced, if one doesn't cast his lot prematurely. I'd rather not be one of those who constantly shoots his mouth off then has to come out and say he was wrong. All I ever did was postulate a scenario where HR production was not linked to steroids. Its just an analytical approach and nothing more. When someone says no, you have to bite on the first worm that floats by, I say I don't. In the long run I would much rather be "wrong" with that approach i.e. the working theory not panning out.
Typically Octo it has been you, going back to the raging debates with D'Artagnon, on insists on never "losing" an argument. And for that you have become FOC and Sin Bin's Basil Fawlty (if you recall the John Cleese character). I can easily say I was wrong in thinking Bush, since I've been stuck with him, would be an effective hawk per his bluster and assurances. I was wrong in thinking Clinton would not sell me out with NAFTA and the whole failed "global" mentality. I made more of a declaration on those points than I ever did re Bonds being clean or dirty. It turns out he's dirty. You have him a liar as well. When the FGJ (or whichever court takes that on) indictment for perjury comes down you will have your proof that he is a liar. So far you have none, and if the indictment never comes you will not admit you were wrong. Never mind hard or difficult, will the day ever come when it isn't impossible for you to admit you were wrong? I doubt it.