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Bonds to retire at the end of the season... But first he plays the fat card

Bonds is saying that this will be his last season regardless of whether or not he gets the 48 to set the all time home run record. It's a full on countdown... I guess I'm gonna have to hit every Padres/Giants game from here on out.

Barry Bonds on the fact that he didn't lose 20-30 pounds over the offseason:

"Thank you for all of your criticism. Thank you for dogging me. The latest thing is that ESPN says that Barry is still big. They say I didn't lose weight. Well, you know what? I am still big. I'm fat [6 feet 2, 230 pounds]. I can't do much. I can't train like I used to. So the weight stays. I'm just not a skinny person, dude, I'm not. I never will be.

"So what [are] they going to say now? Are they going to say, 'Wow, I guess it can't be steroids anymore because he didn't lose all that weight?' Or are they going to be mad that I'm fat. Come on, which one is it?"
That's a good card. I seen Barry play the race card before, but now he's all about playing the fat card. Barry used to give Tony Gwynn grief about getting fat towards the end of the Gwynn's career and now here's Barry at the end of his career with karma biting him in his fat ass.

I'm going to feel a little bad about it, but when Barry is playing, I'm going to have to give him the fat heckle. I don't feel good about making fun of fat people, but it's what has to be done.