02.28.07 11 years ago 10 Comments

Game of Shadows is being released in paperback, and Mark (Jedi name) Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams have written a special afterword that documents, for the 3 billionth time, that Barry Bonds used every performance-enhancing drug on the planet. An excerpt:

For his part, [equipment manager Mike] Murphy could document Bonds' physical changes via the changes in his uniform size. Since joining the Giants, Bonds had gone from a size 42 to a size 52 jersey; from size 10 ½ to size 13 cleats; and from a size 7 1/8 to size 7 ¼ cap, even though he had taken to shaving his head. The changes in his foot and head size were of special interest: medical experts said overuse of Human Growth Hormone could cause an adult's extremities to begin growing.

I dunno. I don't really see how this proves anything. I mean, it's pretty common for a grown man's feet to grow two and a half sizes when he works out in the gym as much as Bonds. Combine that with the growth spurt most men have in their early 30s, and it makes perfect sense.

Besides, I don't think we can trust these numbers. No way dude's head was only a 7¼ in 2003. Normal people can wear a 7¼. He was rocking at least an eight and a half. He didn't have a real head so much as a vaguely head-shaped prize-winning potato.

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