Barry Bonds will get booed tonight, but Guillermo Mota will get a pass. Fair? Probably not in the literal sense, but understandable. Mota will likely get a pass because he’s a Met. However, he also admitted guilt — sure it was after he was caught, but it beats lying — and apologized.
Bonds has done neither. Also, Mota isn’t approaching the highest-profile record in sports, either.
Sure, in the letter of the law it is hypocritical, but Mota served his time and warrants the chance to start over.