I'm willing to take Bonnar's word, given the time frame. That said, one reason I'm willing to take his word is that he shut up and went away.
My advice to Bonnar: Mark McGwire is a hitting coach with the St. Louis Cardinals. You may not get everything you wanted, but you can find place for yourself in the sport, given time and friends. TIme he'll get. As for friens, I guess we'll find out if he shit on people on the way up.