Saturday, January 14, 2017

Hall of Fame Odds Slip for Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens (NYT)

In newly revealed ballots, voters have not changed their minds about two candidates dogged by their association with steroid use


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

It's (Really) Over: Barry Bonds Wins

The U.S. government's legal pursuit of Barry Bonds ended today with a one-paragraph motion by the U.S. Department of Justice announcing that it will not ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review the appellate decision that overturned Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction.

"The finality of today's decision gives me great peace. As I have said before, this outcome is something I have long wished for. I am relieved, humbled and thankful for what this means for me and my family moving forward." -- Barry Bonds

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Nats baseball fans freak over a 'Barry Bonds' walk to Bryce Harper

You cannot walk Bryce Harper and not get away with scorn and more scorn:

 Don Mattingly and the Los Angeles Dodgers decided to show some cowardice in the first inning of last night's game. After a two base error on Danny Espinosa's bunt, Bryce Harper stepped to the plate with a base open. The Dodgers called for the old four finger salute, intentionally walking him.

Nats baseball fans in full meltdown over a Bryce Harper walk

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bud Selig's New Math: Hank Aaron the true home run king

Bud Selig calls Hank Aaron true home run king as Braves honor Aaron on 40th anniversary of 715th home run (via

ATLANTA -- On the 40th anniversary of his 715th career home run -- the one that moved him past Babe Ruth on the all-time list -- the Braves honored Hank Aaron at Turner Field. They dotted the outfield with 715 people, each holding a placard to mark…

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Barry Bonds Returns to Major League Baseball

Barry Bonds is now set to return to the San Francisco Giants as a spring training batting instructor.

 The Home Run King is expected in Scottsdale Arizona the second week of March.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Biggest Jerks: Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez, etc. etc.

Biggest Jerks: Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez, John Terry Biggest Jerks: Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez, John Terry (via NewsLook)

Video News by NewsLook Crystal Marie and special guest host Brandon London share their picks for the biggest jerks in the sports world. Let's face it, a lot of athletes are douche bags, but these guys really take the cake.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Barry Bonds' friend, ARod, gets pasted on 60 Minutes

As reported on The Barry Bonds Trial blog many times, Barry Bonds and Alex Rodriguez are good (superficial) friends.

Last night, in front of a national television audience, 60 Minutes laid out the case against ARod and left little doubt that his one year suspension from Major League Baseball is completely justified.

As a result of the show and all the information about ARod: What is the difference between these two baseball stars?

The answer begins with one friend/supplier/business-associate willing to rat a player out ...........

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Maddux, Glavine, Thomas elected to Hall of Fame

Former Atlanta Braves star pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine and slugger Frank Thomas were overwhelmingly elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in voting announced on Wednesday.

Barry Bonds received 34.7 percent of the vote - 75 percent support from 571 votes cast by media is needed to ensure enshrinement,

Saturday, December 28, 2013

I'll take asterisk for 100, Alex

You, too, Trebek? Even 'Jeopardy!' can't resist poking fun at Barry Bonds (via Fox Sports)

Updated DEC 12, 2013 5:09p ET The still-contentious debate about Barry Bonds' place in baseball history took another twist Wednesday night, but the latest voice to suggest that Bonds' home run records should include a disclaimer came from a curious…

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Barry Bonds to Judge: You didn't hear me! It's Not Guilty!

Major League Baseball's all-time walk leader this week asked a federal appeals court to reconsider its refusal to overturn his felony obstruction conviction.

Barry Bonds has no idea what the court was thinking. But, it wasn't correct thinking in the former star's humble opinion.

Since Barry recently sold his house and has extra cash for his splendid legal team, this seems like the right approach. Namely, to get the felony conviction off his resume.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Barry Bonds ..... ready to serve

"to ask the court and probation officials to permit me to begin serving my full sentence and probation immediately."

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Barry Bonds Guilty as Charged

This week a federal appeals court upheld Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction.

If you remember, back in 2003, this charge was pertaining to the rambling and evasive grand jury testimony he gave (or evaded in giving) about performance enhancing drug use in major league baseball. His answers were so evasive, that you'd have to wonder if he was even listening to the questions. He started talking about his dad and the state of celebrity children as opposed to commenting about PED use.

This federal appeals conviction hold shouldnt' be that surprising.

What is surprising is that few people remember he barely escaped being convicted of a second charge. This was due to one hold out juror with some creative ways of applying her own unique view of the law and the justice system.

So where does barry goe from here? We have some thoughts

Stay tuned

But remember, Barry is now guilty. If you think that this was all smoke and no fire, than you are guilty of something as well. If you think he was innocent than you must think you can talk about anything you want to talk about in front of a federal grand jury.

A selection of Barry Bonds' comments regarding PED use:

  • "Doctors ought to quit worrying about what ballplayers are taking. What players take doesn't matter. It's nobody else's business. The doctors should spend their time looking for cures for cancer. It takes more than muscles to hit homers. If all those guys were using stuff, how come they're not all hitting homers?" -- May 21, 2002, Associated Press
  • "No. I don't have to [use steroids]. I mean, I'm a good enough ballplayer as it is. I don't need to be any better. I can't get any better at this age." -- June 2002, On the Record with Bob Costas
  • "I never asked. When he said it was flaxseed oil, I just said, 'Whatever.' It was in the ballpark.. in front of everybody. I mean, all the reporters, my teammates, I mean they all saw it. I didn't hide it." -- Dec. 4, 2003, during grand jury testimony, according to the San Francisco Chronicle
  • "I don't know Tim Montgomery. I've never met him. When accusations come from someone you don't even know, what can you do?" They'll be talking to my lawyer." -- June 25, 2004 to USA TODAY in response to allegations from a former world-class sprinter that he received steroids from BALCO
  • "All you guys lied! All of y'all and the story have lied. Should you have asterisks behind your name? All of you lied. All of you have said something wrong. All of you have dirt. When your closet's clean, then come clean somebody else's." -- Feb. 22, 2005, first public comments after testimony was leaked
  • "I don't know if steroids are going to help you in baseball. I just don't believe it. I don't believe steroids can help eye-hand coordination [and] technically hit a baseball." -- Feb. 22, 2005, first public comments after testimony was leaked
  • "You wanted me to jump off the bridge; I finally have jumped. You wanted to bring me down, you've finally brought me and my family down. You've finally done it. So now go kick a different person. I'm done. I'll do the best I can and that's about it. [I'm talking about] inner hurt. I'm physically, mentally done. I'm mentally drained. Tired of my kids crying." -- March 23, 2005 on MLB
  • "I went through the system. And that's what it is. And that's what I got. I went through the system. I'm in an appeal process right now. I was never convicted of steroids. Do I have any regrets? What happened happened. It's there. It is what it is. I live with it. I'm a convicted felon for obstruction of justice, and that's who I am. I live with it." -- May 29, 2012
  • "I gave my life and soul to that game. That's what's heartbreaking. That's the hard part of it." -- May 30, 2012 on MLB
  • "Not winning? [the 2002 World Series] It doesn't stick with me anymore. Right now, it's just good to see everyone and have a good time. Win or lost, it's nice just to come home and reminisce with each other." -- July 1, 2012
  • "Oh, without a doubt. There's not a doubt in my mind." -- August 6, 2012