Lots of what I easily consider Bullshit surrounding Bonds’ fabulous achievement. If Bonds did use steroids, which appears pretty likely, I doubt it helped him hit home runs (perhaps other areas). I’d sooner be tempted to guess that it hurt, just as I’d guess they would degrade Tiger Woods’ huge drives off the tee.
Art De Vany is right. He’s right here. And he’s right here. As well this exhaustive, mathematically and statistically rigorous 45-pg essay: (PDF) Steroids, Home Runs and the Law of Genius. If your browser has trouble with that, as mine did, you can reference it from this page and/or just save link or target and then open it straight to your PDF reader.
don’t think anyone know nobody knows how Bonds did it. He’s simply a Black Swan in baseball and he won’t be the last. You won’t see the next Black Swan come along (in any area) and after it happens, your pat list of "causes" will be as laughable and insufficient as pegging Bonds’ home run record on something as simple as taking a drug.
Oh, and I don’t give a shit about steroids, or any drugs for that matter. Why should I?