Thursday, August 9, 2007


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Undoubtedly, hitting 756* homeruns off major league pitchers is an achievement that takes amazing skill and tenacity, whether you're on "the clear" or not. But Barry Bonds somehow reminds me of one Jim Gronen, age 14, winner of the 1973 All American Soapbox Derby. An examination after the race found that an electromagnet had been cleverly concealed in Jim's car, so that a metal plate at the starting line—used to start the race—would pull the car forward to overcome inertia.

Jim was disqualified.

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