Barry Bonds actually cares about being voted into Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame and more importantly, about what his peers actually think of him. This has become apparent by his willingness to discuss how he will be waiting for the announcement of the Hall of Fame selections that take place on January 8, 2014. It also is a lesson that there is always a consequence to cheating and karma does exist.
Major League Baseball’s single season home run king and career home run king was not elected to the baseball Hall of Fame because of his connection to using performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). Barry Bonds was an excellent player before he used PEDs. His decision to use them and his unwillingness to initially admit that he knew he used these drugs has led to him being ostracized from the profession that he has committed the majority of his life to mastering.
Barry Bonds does not have his number retired by either the Pittsburgh Pirates or the San Francisco Giants despite accomplishing numerous records for both teams. No major league baseball team has reached out to offer him employment as any type of coach despite his record hitting accomplishments and his incredible knowledge of the game.
Barry Bonds has been effectively blackballed from the sport he loved because he cheated. That is a severe penalty for any person, especially considering that it would not be this way if he had told the truth when initially asked if he had used PEDs to improve his performance. He has the money but he is now denied inclusion in his preferred field. Barry Bonds' current situation is proof that karma exists and cheaters never prosper because despite the belief that money makes everyone happy, it is obvious that Barry Bonds with all his money, misses being part of major league baseball.