New Afterword to “Game of Shadows”

Tom Verducci says that the new Game of Shadows afterword has info on the changes to Barry Bonds’ physique over time:

My favorite fact: the authors detail in their afterword the freakish growth of Bonds’ body parts in his years with the Giants: from size 42 to a size 52 jersey; from size 10 1/2 to size 13 cleats; and from a size 7 1/8 to size 7 1/4 cap, even though he had taken to shaving his head.

“The changes in his foot and head size,” they write, “were of special interest: medical experts said overuse of human growth hormone could cause an adult’s extremities to begin growing, aping the symptoms of the glandular disorder acromegaly.”

Bonds Hulk

The prospect of Bonds breaking the all-time home run record hangs over this coming baseball season like a dark cloud.

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