The commemorative plaque honoring home run king Barry Bonds’ record 756th clout has gone missing from AT&T Park.
Slammin’ Sammy also said the Chicago Cubs should retire his number.
With a slew of all-time greats in their first year of eligibility for Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame, the summer of 2013 should be a banner one for Cooperstown.
As a kid, the guy was my favorite player, so I’m certainly biased. But when it comes to keeping score of the all-time greatest Hall of Fame induction speeches, I think Ryne Sandberg’s wins in a rout.
Barry Bonds will remain free and unpunished while he appeals his conviction for giving misleading testimony before a grand jury.
Ryan Braun shouldn’t keep his MVP. Not if the test result showing that the Milwaukee Brewers’ star left fielder and 2011 NL MVP had elevated levels of synthetic testosterone in his system this past season is indeed upheld upon appeal.
Derek Jeter stole all the headlines in pursuit of career hit 3,000. Meanwhile, no one is noticing that Jim Thome is nearing an even rarer feat.
What happened in the Roger Clemens case yesterday was probably right, but nobody should feel good about it.
I don’t care if he did or didn’t use steroids or any other type of performance-enhancing drug: Barry Bonds is the greatest baseball player of the past 30-plus years…and likely one of the top five players of all-time.
There is something unseemly, maybe even Scrooge-like, when what seems like a very nice gesture is met with the question “what is the ulterior motive?” But when Barry Bonds or anyone else with a bad PR image is involved, that’s what happens.
While eight women and four men sat in the jury box preparing to judge Barry Bonds, another group that will evaluate the home run king was watching and listening in the federal courtroom, sitting on the wooden benches in the last five rows. Their votes will not be cast for 20 more months.
After several days of deliberation, a jury found home run king Barry Bonds guilty of obstruction of justice but a jury failed to reach a verdict on three other counts that he lied to a grand jury in 2003.
The eight women and four men sat in the jury box for more than 41/2 hours, listening to angry arguments from federal prosecutors and Barry Bonds’ attorneys at the end of a 12-day trial that exposed the dark world of baseball’s Steroids Era.
Major League Baseball has so many things working to its advantage including a century old resilience to overcome every challenge placed before it.
According to the testimony of his former mistress, Barry Bonds blamed his 1999 elbow injury on steroid use.
Barry Bonds’ trial was a lot like high school chemistry and biology class Thursday.
Barry Bonds’ perjury trial began this week and a key witness said he saw a syringe in the hand of Bonds’ trainer, indicating Bonds had just taken performance enhancing drugs.
Barry Bonds claimed that he thought he was taking flax seed oil and arthritis cream when his personal trainer gave him steroids, a claim that a federal prosecutor says is “ridiculous and unbelievable.”
It took three years to go from indictment to a trial, but on Monday, Barry Bonds’ perjury trial started with 40 jurors quickly getting dismissed from a prospective jury pool of slightly more than 100 people.
Barry Bonds finished his career with some impressive achievements. That is, if you ignore his use of performance enhancing drugs. The rules over such drugs weren’t as stiff as they are now and Bonds told the grand jury he was unaware of taking performance enhancing drugs.
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