Barry Bonds gave his views on steroids again yesterday during an informal locker room discussion. A sampling of Bonds's views:
"You're talking about something that wasn't even illegal at the time. All this stuff about supplements, protein shakes, whatever. Man, it's not like this is the Olympics. . . . We're entertainers. If I can't go out there and somebody pays $60 for a ticket, and I'm not in the lineup, who's getting cheated? Not me."
"He went through a lot last year. He did what was best for the team. He went out and competed. It wasn't all good. Nobody likes to go out there and get their brains beat in."
Rockies catcher J.D. Closser on pitcher Shawn Chacon, who had a 1-9 record and a 7.11 ERA as a closer last year. Chacon is expected to be a starter this year.
"It busts me up when they show some teenager who's been on steroids and his life is suddenly messed up. It's the parents' job to be a parent to that kid. . . . I tell my boy, if I see you doing steroids, I'll bust you up. And I mean it."
Bonds also said his testicles haven't shrunk (a side effect of anabolic steroids).
"I can tell you my testicles are the same size. They haven't shrunk. They're the same and work just the same as they always have." . . .
The Rockies endured their first significant injury of spring training when starting second baseman Aaron Miles hurt his knee during a 7-5 loss to the White Sox.
Miles had a strained left knee diagnosed; the team said his status was day-to-day.
-- From News Services