Say what you will about Barry Bonds and his allegedly steroid-ridden career, but the man is working hard to restore his image. It’s one thing to speak out against a horrible act like the Bryan Stow beating. Any athlete or celebrity with a microphone in their face could talk about how horrible it is for a group of fans to beat another fan for supporting a rival team, but Bonds has remained committed to helping the Stow family. After visiting Stow in the hospital and giving his children a scholarship to attend college, even the biggest Bonds haters would be stretching to say everything he has done is an act.
In what must be about step five of the Barry Bonds Image Restoration Project, Bonds recently appeared in a public service announcement with the Stow family. Whether he has been completely sincere or not, Barry has certainly done a great deal to raise money for a tragic cause. Check out the PSA, as shared by Sportress of Blogitude:
If Bonds’ involvement with the Stow family was simply a public relations stunt, he could have stopped a while ago and done a lot less. He very well could be a cheater, but there are more important things in life than baseball. Bonds is using his celebrity status to help a family in need, and it would take a pretty narrow-minded person to criticize him for doing so.Google+