More Bonds elbow pad fun

Over at Baseball Prospectus, you can listen to an interview with the guy who makes Bonds’ pad. Or read Will Carroll’s write-up if you’re a subscriber.

Good stuff — the guy says that the pad’s not designed to impinge or aid motion in any way, and more interestingly, that he takes detailed measurements of Bonds’ arms every year to build the pads, and Bonds’ measurements haven’t changed in 12 years, which — that’s a particularly interesting thing to say, given what we know about Bonds and his workout regime, and particularly given what we learn in Game of Shadows about Bonds’ use of steroids starting in 1998.


#1 smokeralarm on 08.07.07 at 11:35 pm

I think Silva does a good job at countering every arguement put forth by Witte. BTW, how does this relate to cheating? Even if people were to buy this armor provided some advantage barry had over others ( which there is no evidence of), it was perfectly legal. This isn’t anything like corking your bat, regardless if corking your bat helps or not.

BTW, didn’t bonds allegedly start using steroids in 1999?

#2 AP on 08.09.07 at 12:12 pm

Of course, what it’s designed to do and what it does do are not the same thing.

#3 smokeralarm on 08.17.07 at 9:49 am

Correct me if im wrong, AP, but wasn’t it designed the same way for Sheffield and Henderson?