Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Baseball
There are times when it seems as if those people who live and work in and around baseball have developed flagellation into a high art form. The reaction to the indictment of Barry Bonds has been an interesting combination of glee mixed with lamentation. There is even a slight note of shock expressed over these developments. In many ways, it reminds me of the hypocritical and overblown reaction to the Black Sox Scandal of 1919 following the indictment of the eight players accused of fixing the World Series.
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Crepeau, Richard C., "Bonds parallels the Black Sox" (2007). On Sport and Society. 743.