Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Barry Bonds Plays the Victim Card. Yet Again.

Why is Barry Bonds such an arrogant, self-absorbed, standoffish prick? According to an interview on a San Francisco AM station, it's because of death threats to him and his family.

In a candid interview with KGO Radio in San Francisco, Barry Bonds on Tuesday said he receives death threats and just tries to keep a level head as he attempts to break Hank Aaron's all-time record of 755 home runs.

Bonds didn't elaborate on the nature of the death threats in the approximately 90-minute interview.

Bonds told KGO that he's sorry if he appears standoffish, but he's just trying to be careful because of the threats that are circulating within his camp.

"There's a lot of times I want to say I'm sorry to some of the fans. You're only strong to a point and then you get nervous," Bonds told KGO. "I'm kind of standoffish and stuff and you can't really explain that."

"I'm mostly gun-shy of what can happen. Once this is all over and done, whether I get lucky enough to do it or not, I'll be able to release just a little bit of the anxiety and fear of what can happen.

"You don't want anything to happen to yourself. You don't want anything to happen to your family," Bonds told KGO.

Sounds an awful lot like the time he tried to play the victim back in 2005. That attempt didn't seem to work, either. If he really wants to be come a McGwire-like recluse, it seems to me that retirement is the best way.