Nearly two-thirds of youngsters say they are less of a fan of Barry Bonds since baseball's steroid scandal, according to a poll by Sports Illustrated for Kids.I haven't been a fan of Bonds since he made the comments a few years ago about once he breaks the record, no one would talk about Babe Ruth anymore.
The magazine recently polled more 1,000 youngsters, ages 8 through 15, for their thoughts on athletes as role models.
Bonds, frustrated with his health and stressed out by the steroid controversy surrounding him, is recovering from two knee operations that could force him to miss half the season or the entire year.
Sixty-two percent of youngsters polled said they are now less of a fan of Bonds, and 50 percent said fans should not root for the seven-time MVP to break the career home run record.
Thursday, April 14, 2005
Barry Bonds loses fan support
Looks like Barry Bonds has lost his fan support.