The Last Word, With John Rocker

Hmmm ... you know we love writing about Barry Bonds ... but if only there were some way we could somehow combine stories about Bonds and, oh, John Rocker. Any way we could make that happen?

Aw yeah ....

The pursuit by Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa of Roger Maris' single-season home run record in 1998 made "fans love the game again," Rocker said.

"It made a better game for the fans, the pitchers threw harder, the hitters hit it farther," Rocker said. "Maybe he (Bonds) did steroids, maybe he didn't. But until a blood test comes around to say yes, he absolutely did them, it's all speculation by people who have no proof and have no experience. He probably did it, so what?"

OK, so John Rocker talking about Barry Bonds and steroids is one thing. But here's the best part: Rocker is currently working on a book called "The Truth About Everything."

We're kind of curious about everything, so, yeah, we'd like to know the truth about it. Sweet! How does Rocker describe the book? Here goes: "[The book is] conservative political commentary with sports overtones along the lines of authors Bill O'Reilly and Michael Savage."

If you don't think Rocker's getting his own cable show within the next three years, you're plum crazy.

Rocker On Bonds: "They're Basically Ganging Up On Him" [Dalton Daily Citizen]
Deadspin Field Trip: Batting Against Rocker [Deadspin]