Hubris has been the bane of many a hero.
It took down Bellerophon, who became so enamored of himself he thought he deserved to saddle up Pegasus and ride up to Olympus to party with the gods. Zeus had other ideas, however, and Bellerophon was awarded a life sentence of misery as a blinded cripple.
But hubris does not apply solely to Greek mythology, as a certain Giants slugger with the body of Apollo may be about to find out. Barry Bonds sought out his own Olympus, but the modern day Zeus — the United States federal government — just might shoot him down. The sad thing is, if it weren’t for Bonds’ hubris, this whole saga could be over by now.