Monday, May 11, 2009

Why would those who booed Barry Bonds cheer Manny Ramirez?

Los Angeles Dodgers fans were among the most vocal in booing Barry Bonds for his suspected drug usage later in his baseball career.

Now those same fans are going to cheer Manny Ramirez when he returns from his 50-game drug suspension in July.

More than a little contradictory?

You bet.

As much as we all hated Bonds for good reason, there’s reason to wonder why Dodger fans will cheer Manny upon his return.

After all, these are the same fans who couldn’t understand why San Francisco Giants faithful always cheered Bonds despite his reported drug usage, being a jerk, etc.

Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times wrote a great column on this topic recently.

Check it out:

1 comment:

sam said...

Bill Plaschke makes a very good point. If you booed Bonds, how can you not boo Manny? Listen up, LA!