Controversial Barry Bonds Once Expressed Honest Regret While Reflecting on His Locker Room Actions: “Done Some Things Differently..”

Published 09/01/2023, 12:30 PM EDT

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Barry Bonds and emotions don’t seem connected. His familiar image is controversial. However, this legend also has moments when he looks back at his actions and thinks he should not have done those. Sometimes, he even blames his actions for his loneliness throughout his life and career.

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Bonds has appeared in multiple shows and interviews after his retirement; he opened up his mind in many of them, revealing secrets about himself. In an interview with Joe Fonzi in 2015, he opened up his mind, telling him his biggest regrets that he should have corrected if he got another chance.

Barry Bonds reveals his biggest regrets in his baseball career

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Barry Bonds has always been surrounded by controversies and disputes from the beginning of his career. Numerous scandals and rumors have affected his career and image. What was more challenging for him was to be alone in those situations without a friend telling him not to worry. 

In 2015, Bonds sat in an interview with Joe Fonzi’s show “Sit down interview with Barry Bonds,” opening his mind and telling him about his biggest regrets. After some casual chatting, the host asked whether the 7xMVP had regrets in his life, and in reply, the legend said, “I think, I wish, I could have done some things different, not everything, never my playing part, I feel like I should have done differently.” 

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The 14X All-Star has nothing to regret about his playing or achievements, but when he looks back, he sometimes thinks he could have handled the locker room issues more leniently. He could be more humble with his teammates, as he mentioned, “Okay guys, let’s go over here, create some space, had a little bit more fun with it.” 

However, his angry attitude has made him a loner, with no one to side with him. Neither his teammates nor his rivals like him as a person. However, the legend never really cared for it.

How was Barry Bonds’s relationship with his teammates?

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No matter how glamorous the career of this 14x All-Star looks, it has different shades. Bonds’ journey was not smooth as he had no friends inside or outside his team. Due to his rude and angry behavior, other players generally keep their distance from him. Though things were not that bad when he was in the Pittsburgh Pirates, it became worse after he joined the San Francisco Giants. A few years back, Jeff Kent, another Giants Star, slammed this legend, saying he used to do questionable things that created trouble for other players.

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Therefore, whenever the media ruthlessly attacked him for controversies or scandals, there was one to support him emotionally. He was like a one-person army against a thousand. His concept of not listening to others had finally made him a loner, while there were dozens of teammates and staff around him all the time in the locker room.

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Antara Bhattacharyya

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Antara Bhattacharyya is an MLB Writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed her Master's Degree in English Literature, she is passionate about writing. Sports being one of her core interests, she indulged in American Sports, particularly Baseball.
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