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Barry Bonds

Bonds in 2006
Left fielder
Born: (1964-07-24) July 24, 1964 (age 52)
Riverside, California
Batted: Left Threw: Left

I was a momma's boy. I didn't get anything from Dad, except my body and baseball knowledge. The only time I spent with him was at the ballpark.
Barry Bonds
Making the Hall of Fame, would it be something that's gratifying because of what I've sacrificed? Sure. Baseball has been a big part of our lives. We've sacrificed our bodies. It's the way we made our living.
Barry Bonds
Everyone in society should be a role model, not only for their own self-respect, but for respect from others.
Barry Bonds
There's not too many rich black people in this world.
I don't know what my future is.
As an athlete, you only have so much time. The window only has so much time and then it closes. You have to take care of yourself the best you can.
Barry Bonds
Young players need to know how to take care of themselves for life after baseball.
Barry Bonds
Those boos really motivate me to make something happen.
My career is an open book, but my life is not.
But to be the best, you must face the best. And to overcome your fear, you must deal with the best.
Barry Bonds
I want to be part of Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame, but I don't want to be part of the kind of Hall of Fame that's based on voters' beliefs and assumptions.
Barry Bonds
I'm not afraid to be lonely at the top.
I like to be against the odds.
I could learn how to press 'Record' on a tape recorder and write for a newspaper or a magazine.
Barry Bonds
It's called talent. I just have it. I can't explain it. You either have it or you don't.
Barry Bonds
Every pitcher can beat you, it doesn't matter how good you are.
I think some of the pressure comes from the expectations of other people. Like if your father played baseball, they expect you to be the big lifesaver or something when you play a sport.
Barry Bonds
I'm an expert in baseball and I don't even have a job. I'm an expert, more so than a lot of people out there. It should be my career until I'm dead. I should be one of the instructors. I think I've earned it.
Barry Bonds
I'm going to go back to the Bay Area, this is my thing, and I'm just going to open my own school of baseball. Find a facility, find a place and just teach kids. That's what I want to do.
Barry Bonds
I'd like to help educate kids about the Major Leagues – what to anticipate, what to expect, what they'll need to do to prepare themselves.
Barry Bonds

I never stop looking for things to try and make myself better.
There is nothing better than walking out and hitting a home run.
I'm a very private person. My life story isn't for everybody.
I don't want to be a Major League coach.
I don't know what you guys say, but at home, life is way different from baseball.
Barry Bonds
I have a chef who makes sure that I'm getting the right amounts of carbs, proteins and fats throughout the day to keep me at my max performance level.
Barry Bonds
It's not the name that makes the player. It's the player.
I think everyone needs to be a role model, period.
When I finish playing, I think I'd like to coach college baseball.
Baseball is just my job.
I was born to hit a baseball. I can hit a baseball.
I never stop looking for things to try and make myself better.