The still-contentious debate about Barry Bonds’ place in baseball history took another twist on Wednesday night, but the latest voice to suggest Bonds’ home run records include a disclaimer came from a curious source.
The game show Jeopardy! used Bonds as one of its clue for the category “Pop Quiz,” which was looking for answers related to fathers. The answer to the clue was Bobby Bonds, but it was the clue itself that was most interesting. The Jeopardy! folks referred to the younger Bonds as a baseball “star,” but replaced the word with an asterisk.
Bonds holds the record for the most home runs of all time (762) and in a single season (73 in 2001), but his career is considered tainted by many after he was accused of using performance-enhancing drugs. Some have suggested that an asterisk accompany his place in the record books, while others say it’s baseball’s fault for letting the steroid culture pervade.
Either way, it’s a pretty dicey debate to bring into people’s living rooms, and especially to show such an opinion for one side of the argument.
That’ll be editorializing for $500.
Check it out in the photo below.
Photo via Twitter/@gametheory101