As always, your comments are well thought out, and as per usual, I find myself agreeing with you.
As you say ,perhaps personal issues should have been NOT SAID.
I must say that "with or without steroids", Bonds would be one of the best players EVER to play the game., however having "succumbed
to "trying to get an unfair edge", his achievements will always be tainted.
He does NOT "measure up" to the greatness Hank Aaron achieved, and Aaron achieved his greatness in an era that was "barely beyond Jim Crow laws", I.E. Apartheid.
Even though I was a "newcomer" to baseball at the time, I remember vividly hearing Aaron hit "the immortal home run, off a pitcher known as "gentleman," Al Dowling, we had parked outside a store, and waited, (Robbie was there too).
Aaron achieved his record in an era which made it "a real uphill battle", and with the epithets "thrown his way" he remained "a very classy guy".
Bonds is a very arrogant fellow , makes no sense to me why.
He should be happy to be making millions playing a game that brings great rewards to all of us who watch, but should be "heaven on earth" to those who pursue "such a boyhood dream", and become millionaires , "to boot".