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http://community.foxsports.com/blogs/edhardiman/2007/07/02/An_All_Star_Apology_to_Barry_Bonds

119,000 votes in four days? Damn!



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1. ballot stuffing via online means, since I heard today that paper balloting stopped last week or so.

2. I'm sure plenty of Giants fans, especially those in Silicon Valley, can figure out how to ballot stuff

3. people voted for dislike how baseball is handling the whole Bonds brouhaha.



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Since: 19.3.02
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Don't believe everything the media tries to tell you. Bonds has fans, and they aren't all in NorCal.



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http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2861930
    Originally posted by the article

    However, race plays a unique role. Black fans in the survey are more than twice as likely to want Bonds to break Aaron's record (74 percent to 28 percent), and 37 percent of black fans think Bonds used steroids, compared to 76 percent of white fans.


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Because....Hank Aaron is white?



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No, it's not that they want a black man to hold the record. As you point out, that's already the case. Rather, they seem to have more sympathy for Barry Bonds than the white fans do. It's not necessarily racially motivated. Maybe they'd be just as forgiving for anyone accused of using steroids. Maybe the majority of black fans think that you should do whatever you can to gain a competitive advantage. Without more information into why the results are so different, we can't say.
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.55
    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
    No, it's not that they want a black man to hold the record. As you point out, that's already the case. Rather, they seem to have more sympathy for Barry Bonds than the white fans do. It's not necessarily racially motivated. Maybe they'd be just as forgiving for anyone accused of using steroids. Maybe the majority of black fans think that you should do whatever you can to gain a competitive advantage. Without more information into why the results are so different, we can't say.


Perhaps the opinion of many black fans is that they are using him as a scapegoat while other (white) baseball players are not being accused or under investigation like Bonds is?
To me that seems more likely than thinking they condone the use of illegal substances.





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