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  • Barry Bonds found guilty of obstruction

    04/13/2011 2:51:17 PM PDT · by Husker · 79 replies · 1+ views
    ESPN/AP ^ | April 13, 2011 | ESPN/AP
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The jury in the Barry Bonds convicted the seven-time MVP guilty of obstruction of justice, but the defense and prosecution agreed to a mistrial on the other three remaining counts. The judge, after speaking to the jury foreman, said she believes the mistrial is the proper decision given that the jury believes it has reached a crossroads. The jury is being brought back into the courtroom to read the verdict on the one count on which it agreed. The eight women and four men are returning the verdict after four days of deliberations. The jury has worked...
  • Engineers Have an 'Ear' for Natural Design

    06/20/2009 6:50:28 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 53 replies · 1,578+ views
    ICR ^ | June 19, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    The human ear is an amazing device. In a recent press release, an MIT engineer said that the ear is “like a super radio with 3,500 parallel channels.”[1] In fact, its design inspired the development of a new space and energy-saving radio receiver chip...
  • Origin of Life 'Gateway' Remains Hidden

    06/17/2009 8:33:01 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 19 replies · 773+ views
    ICR ^ | June 17, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    UK researchers believe they may have “broken new ground” in the ongoing quest to find out how living cells first evolved. The New York Times proclaimed, “An English chemist has found the hidden gateway” to the origin of life.[1] But despite the claim that the scientists “have developed an experiment that sheds new and fascinating light on how life on Earth might have begun,”[2] what they really demonstrated was that the molecules of life can only come from living cells...
  • DNA Fence Posts Hold Back Cancer. . . and Evolution

    06/03/2009 8:13:43 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 16 replies · 756+ views
    ICR ^ | June 3, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    DNA Fence Posts Hold Back Cancer. . . and Evolution by Brian Thomas, M.S.* New research has uncovered a tiny protein that, when it breaks down, leads to cancer. This useful protein attaches to DNA in certain places and serves as a marker or “fence post.” These fence posts keep certain zones of DNA accessible to the cell regulatory mechanisms that activate gene expression to produce other proteins. If the protein posts are knocked down, these regions of DNA become inaccessible and the cells become cancerous. But how could cells have evolved if the necessary restructuring of their DNA, and...
  • Planetary Quandaries Solved: Saturn Is Young

    05/07/2009 8:24:18 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 61 replies · 1,803+ views
    ICR ^ | May 7, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Planetary Quandaries Solved: Saturn Is Young by Brian Thomas, M.S.* NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has been on a mission to gather information on the structure and composition of Saturn, its rings, and its moons. Conventional cosmology holds that the planets of the solar system are billions of years old. But the more that scientists learn about Saturn’s systems, the more they uncover evidence of a young planet...
  • Is the H1N1 Flu Evolving? (NOT!!!)

    05/05/2009 9:32:55 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 23 replies · 731+ views
    ICR ^ | May 4, 2009 | Brian Williams, M.S.
    Is the H1N1 Flu Evolving? by Brian Thomas, M.S.* Flu is in the news, with some people fearing a possible pandemic from the latest strain. The most recent threat, initially labeled “swine flu,” comes from an H1N1 influenza virus, the same “subtype” responsible for the horrendous 1918 Spanish influenza outbreak. What makes this virus new is that it traded parts with other flu viruses and mutated. However, neither of these processes demonstrates Darwinian evolution...
  • No Evolution Found in Human Facial Differences (Evos unwittingly wind up supporting creation AGAIN)

    05/01/2009 9:36:15 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 77 replies · 2,055+ views
    ICR ^ | May 1, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    No Evolution Found in Human Facial Differences by Brian Thomas, M.S.* One common question asked of creation scientists is “If all mankind descended from two humans, then where did all the ‘races’ come from?” New research, published in the journal Evolution no less, supports the creation-based answer to this question...
  • Chimp Study Reveals Human Are Uniquely Wired

    04/16/2009 9:21:26 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 45 replies · 1,158+ views
    ICR ^ | April 16, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Chimp Study Reveals Human Are Uniquely Wired by Brian Thomas, M.S.* Chimps are physically stronger than humans, as demonstrated in recent national news when a chimpanzee severely mauled a Connecticut woman. Police were forced to shoot and kill it after its owner failed to subdue it with a knife from her kitchen.[1] Scientists are trying to find the source of this noteworthy strength in apes, and new research investigating the subject has turned up a uniquely human attribute...
  • Gene Construction Confirms Creation

    04/17/2009 7:59:08 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 144 replies · 1,752+ views
    ICR ^ | April 17, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Gene Construction Confirms Creation by Brian Thomas, M.S.* The fruit fly has been a leading model organism for genetics research the past hundred years. A new biotechnology-based study of this key organism has yielded more evidence for special creation...
  • Viral Batteries: A Case for Evolution?

    04/13/2009 9:14:12 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 47 replies · 1,419+ views
    ICR ^ | April 13, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Viral Batteries: A Case for Evolution? by Brian Thomas, M.S.* Researchers at MIT have invented a “greener” battery with the help of viruses. Three years ago, they engineered a virus that coats itself with material that serves as an anode, a structure within a battery that attracts positive ions. They have now engineered a virus (bacteriophage) that serves as a cathode, which indirectly links to the anode to help make the battery functional. The result is a battery with little impact on the environment. National Public Radio (NPR) ran a report on its Morning Edition that compared the development of...
  • 19-0: The Historic Championship Season of New England's Unbeatable Patriots

    02/04/2008 8:23:42 AM PST · by no nau · 156 replies · 721+ views
    Maybe they need to rewrite that last chapter...
  • Dell Dials Open Source Phones

    01/25/2008 8:12:12 AM PST · by N3WBI3 · 5 replies · 202+ views
    TheVarGuy ^ | Jan. 23rd, 2008 | The VAR Guy
    It’s one small step for Dell, and another great leap for Asterisk — the open source VoIP phone system. Dell plans to promote Fonality (a major Asterisk proponent) to small business customers seeking IP telephony systems. It’s a landmark development, folks, that benefits Dell in multiple markets (open source, VoIP, unified communications, and managed services). Here’s why. While most people are zigging, Michael Dell continues to zag. In mid-2007, Dell announced the surprising decision to pre-install Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux on selected desktops and laptops. Red Hat and Novell were the obvious choices for that deal (and Dell maintains partnerships with...
  • PATS* FANS CHEAT THEIR HEARTS OUT

    01/22/2008 8:40:18 PM PST · by BigJohn44 · 85 replies · 127+ views
    The New York Post ^ | 1/22/08 | JENNIFER FERMINO et al
    For weeks, Patriots fans have been charting the team's "path to perfection," conveniently leaving out the role that cheating played in their success. * * * . . . The Post has attached an asterisk to the Patriots so-called perfect record, a shameless distinction that doesn't seem to bother anyone in Boston.
  • Asterisk awakens open source love in telecom entrepreneur

    01/03/2008 8:57:27 AM PST · by N3WBI3 · 2 replies · 68+ views
    Linux.com ^ | January 02, 2008 (9:02:00 PM) | By Tina Gasperson
    Feature: Telecomm Asterisk awakens open source love in telecom entrepreneur By Tina Gasperson on January 02, 2008 (9:02:00 PM) Print Comments Marc Fribush, a former "Microsoft guy," is a telecommunications industry entrepreneur who discovered the benefits of open source when he launched a turnkey SAAS telephony business based on Asterisk. "It's really powerful stuff," Fribush says. Fribush's previous company produced Web telephony software for the online dating industry. When that business was sold in 2006, he started looking for his next project and noticed an interesting trend. "We were looking at the Asterisk movement, and we started looking at some...
  • Federal Grand Jury Indicts Barry Bonds

    11/15/2007 2:29:59 PM PST · by ECM · 39 replies · 67+ views
    AP ^ | 2:24 pm PST November 15, 2007 | AP via NBC11.com
    Baseball superstar Barry Bonds was charged Thursday with perjury and obstruction of justice for allegedly lying when he said he did not use performance-enhancing drugs. The indictment, unsealed Thursday by federal prosecutors in San Francisco, is the culmination of a four-year federal probe into whether he lied under oath to a grand jury investigating steroid use by elite athletes. The indictment comes three months after the 43-year-old Bonds, one of the biggest names in professional sports, passed Hank Aaron to become baseball's career home run leader, his sport's most hallowed record.
  • Bonds: Hall a no go if ball has asterisk (will boycott Cooperstown, maybe)

    11/02/2007 8:04:47 AM PDT · by dead · 102 replies · 47+ views
    NEW YORK - Barry Bonds would boycott Cooperstown if the Hall of Fame displays his record-breaking home run ball with an asterisk. That includes skipping his potential induction ceremony. "I won't go. I won't be part of it," Bonds said in an interview with MSNBC that aired Thursday night. "You can call me, but I won't be there." The ball Bonds hit for home run No. 756 this season will be branded with an asterisk and sent to the Hall. Fashion designer Marc Ecko bought the ball in an online auction and set up a Web site for fans to...
  • Either Bonds or asterisk -- If Hall displays ball, homer king vows not to visit

    11/02/2007 8:00:05 AM PDT · by SmithL · 19 replies · 29+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/2/7 | Staff Report
    Barry Bonds, in an interview with TV broadcaster Jim Gray, said that if the Hall of Fame displayed the No. 756 home run ball with an asterisk on it, he would not appear at the Hall ever, even if he was inducted to it. The interview is being telecast in two parts. The first part aired Thursday night. The second part is to air tonight on MSNBC's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann," between 5 and 6 p.m. "I don't think you can put an asterisk in the game of baseball," Bonds said, according to a release from MSNBC, "and I don't...
  • Bonds: Man who bought record-breaking home run ball is an 'idiot'

    09/19/2007 12:47:50 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 122+ views
    San Francisco (AP) -- Barry Bonds said the man who bought his 756th home run ball and announced plans to let the public decide its fate is an "idiot." Fashion designer Marc Ecko had the winning bid Saturday in the online auction for the ball that Bonds hit last month to break Hank Aaron's record of 755 home runs. The final selling price was $752,467, well above most predictions. Ecko, 35, has set up a Web site that lets visitors vote on three options for the ball: give it to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, brand it with an...
  • Bush: Wait for the facts on Bonds.

    08/10/2007 11:46:19 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 14 replies · 466+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 8/9/07 | Matt Marrone
    President Bush has not been one to let the facts get in the way of decisions, but when it comes to Barry Bonds, he is willing to let them speak for themselves. A day after Bonds broke Hank Aaron's all-time home run record, Bush told Fox News that only time will tell if Bonds' mark is tainted by steroids. "There is a lot of speculation about Barry Bonds, and my only advice for people is to just let history be the judge. Let's find out the facts, and then everybody's opinion, one way or the other, will be verified or...
  • 757 Lands in McCovey Cove(Heroic rescue by kayaker)

    08/09/2007 6:06:27 AM PDT · by RGSpincich · 13 replies · 336+ views
    Vanity | 8/9/07 | RGSpincich
    Barry Bonds' 757th home run was another tape measure job. Soaring above and beyond the right field bleachers and splash landing in the SF Bay's McCovey Cove. The ball was swiftly plucked from the murky bay waters and saved by a local kayaker. A day earlier Bonds broke the HR record with a rocket to the deepest part of AT&T Park. How can this guy still be hitting tape measure shots on a regular basis? He's old and clean. They say steroids are responsible for his success but that is clearly not the case now. Like GWB says, the man...
  • Pelosi toasts Bonds and his 'rightful place amongst sports immortals'

    08/08/2007 10:21:01 AM PDT · by John Cena · 41 replies · 838+ views
    Political insiders have long been wondering how Rep. Nancy Pelosi would mark Barry Bonds breaking of Hank Aaron's home run record. Pelosi represents San Francisco, where Bonds plays baseball with the Giants, but recent allegations of Bonds' doping have brought into question Pelosi's support of the historic milestone. But, today, Pelosi issue a statement on Bonds' achievement: "Tonight, Barry Bonds etched his name into baseball's history books and took his rightful place among sport's immortals," Pelosi said. "It was a great night for baseball and a great night for San Francisco -- the crowd went wild. It was particular exciting...
  • It's 756 HR's, One Steal: Bonds Forever Tarnishes Record

    08/08/2007 8:12:46 AM PDT · by hardback · 159 replies · 3,718+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Wednesday, August 8, 2007 | Gerry Callahan
    This is why he did it. This is, ironically, what he wanted: all eyes on him, urgent cut-ins, the undivided attention of the world. He saw all the love and adoration that was heaped upon Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa nine years ago, and he reacted in typical Barry Bonds fashion. Like a petty, selfish, spoiled child. In the end, there is no mystery to this crime story. We know what Bonds did - he admitted it to a grand jury, after placing his hand on the Bible - and we know why he did it. For the most juvenile,...
  • Bonds hits 756th home run to set MLB record

    08/07/2007 9:10:49 PM PDT · by Nonstatist · 354 replies · 5,277+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | Aug 8, 2007 | staff
    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Barry Bonds became the most prolific home-run hitter in Major League Baseball history Tuesday night, slugging his 756th in front of more than 43,052 hometown fans to pass Henry Aaron. Bonds' record-setting homer came in the fourth inning to give the Giants a 5-4 lead over the Washington Nationals. Bonds hit a 3-2 pitch from Washington's Mike Bacsik deep to center field. The game was delayed by a standing ovation for Bonds, whose late father Bobby was a Giants player, coach and front-office employee.... Bonds also holds the season record for home runs with 73 in...
  • Barry Bonds hits #756

    08/07/2007 8:53:01 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 88 replies · 1,219+ views
    ESPN
    Barry Bonds hits #756
  • Barry Bonds hit 755th home run tying hank Aaron

    08/04/2007 7:48:45 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 186 replies · 3,451+ views
    Barry Bonds hit his 755th career home run off the Padres' Clay Hensley in the second inning Saturday to tie Hank Aaron's record.
  • Bonds Hits #755*

    08/04/2007 7:31:54 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 40 replies · 1,225+ views
    ESPN ^ | 8/4/07 | raccoonradio
    He ties Aaron's record...let the controversy, er, continue...
  • Poll: Bonds' HR quest gets scant support

    05/07/2007 5:43:59 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 11 replies · 226+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | Mon May 7, 2:17 PM ET
    Poll: Bonds' HR quest gets scant support Mon May 7, 2:17 PM ET WASHINGTON - Only about four in 10 baseball fans are rooting for Barry Bonds to break the career home run record and most think he knowingly took steroids, according to a poll showing stark racial divisions in how the San Francisco Giants' slugger is viewed. Still, most fans think Bonds should end up in the Hall of Fame. He has 10 homers this season and 744 lifetime — 11 shy of Hank Aaron's record, one of the most revered in sports. In the poll by ABC News...
  • Bonds Breaks Aaron's NL Home Run Record

    09/23/2006 6:39:43 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 158 replies · 3,081+ views
    http://www.comcast.net ^ | 9 23 06 | Associated Press
    51 minutes ago MILWAUKEE - Barry Bonds hit his 734th career home run Saturday night, breaking Hank Aaron's NL record in the same city where the Hall of Fame slugger started and ended his major league career. The San Francisco Giants star hit a 1-0 pitch from Milwaukee's Chris Capuano over the right-center fence in the third inning, just out of the reach of outfielders Brady Clark and Corey Hart. Bonds, who hit No. 733 and drove in a season-high six runs Friday night, is 21 homers shy of Aaron's career mark of 755. It was Bonds' 26th home run...
  • Bonds’ possible indictment looms Thursday (07/20/06)

    07/19/2006 7:48:29 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 3 replies · 141+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 07/19/06
    SAN FRANCISCO - The federal investigation of Barry Bonds approaches a key juncture Thursday, with the grand jury probing the baseball star for perjury and tax evasion set to expire and a possible indictment of Bonds looming.
  • Barry Bonds drops lawsuit against SF Chronicle reporters

    06/10/2006 10:43:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 308+ views
    Barry Bonds dropped his lawsuit against two San Francisco Chronicle reporters who published a book claiming the San Francisco Giants slugger used steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs. Bonds requested that San Francisco County Superior Court dismiss the lawsuit June 2, according to court records reviewed by the San Jose Mercury News. The suit was dismissed without prejudice, meaning he retains the right to refile it. In March, Bonds sued Chronicle reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams, publisher Gotham books, the Chronicle and Sports Illustrated, which published an excerpt of the book, "Game of Shadows." Bonds' lawyers, suing under California's unfair...
  • Bonds’ 715 embarrasses baseball

    05/28/2006 6:01:06 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 366 replies · 6,113+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 05/28/06 | Jeff Schultz
    Barry Bonds was in Milwaukee recently and the commissioner of baseball wouldn’t make the 10-minute drive from his house to watch him. So it follows that Bud Selig wasn’t in when Bonds moved past Babe Ruth on the home run list. Nor were any of Ruth’s children. Nor any high-level officials. Nor anybody whose presence screamed, “I’m important, so I’m here.” Barry Bonds hit his 715th home run Sunday. But every overblown ESPN news break-in couldn’t drown out the sad reality of the moment. It was as awkward as it was historical. Some wanted to watch. Most wanted to cover...
  • Bonds hits #715

    05/28/2006 2:18:41 PM PDT · by byteback · 24 replies · 441+ views
    Yes Babe you are #3
  • 616 [No Asterisk Required] (slightly modified title)

    05/28/2006 2:42:41 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 23 replies · 350+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | 12 May 2006 | Patrick Hruby
    Heads turned. The ball bid the park adieu. With a single, violent swing of his bat, Barry Bonds made baseball history Saturday in Oakland, climbing one home run closer to the immortal Willie Mays. Six hundred sixteen home runs. It's a mind-numbing number, a body of work to rival Tupac's posthumous releases. Congratulations are in order. Wait. Hold up. You say Bonds actually has 714 career home runs? Er, no. Good one. But no. Sure, if you want to get all technical, there's no arguing that Bonds has forcefully redirected 714 pitches into home run territory over his 21 major-league...
  • Bonds' homer pace down, loses TV show

    05/25/2006 11:38:32 AM PDT · by JZelle · 8 replies · 283+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5-24-06 | UPI
    "Bonds on Bonds," the ESPN reality series featuring the San Francisco Giants slugger, will go on hiatus after two more shows, and is unlikely to return on a regular basis, the Los Angeles Times said Thursday. Bonds tied Babe Ruth for No. 2 on the all-time home run list at 714 last week, but has hit just six homers this year and Hank Aaron's record 755 is a long way off. Meanwhile, St. Louis slugger Albert Pujols has hit 23 home runs. "If Barry was hitting home runs at Albert Pujols' pace, we would continue," producer Mike Tollin said. The...
  • The Truth About Steroids

    05/22/2006 11:18:51 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 7 replies · 428+ views
       The Truth About Steroids Once used exclusively by bodybuilders striving to get freakishly huge and athletes hoping for a competitive edge, steroids are now being used by normal guys who just want to look bigger.   What Are Steroids? A steroid is a drug derived from a hormone. When people talk about “steroids”, they are usually referring to anabolic (which means building) androgenic (which means promoting masculine characteristics) steroids. Anabolic androgenic steroids are artificial derivatives of testosterone, the natural male hormone. According to Mark Anshel, PhD, a visiting professor at Texas Tech University and author of Sport Psychology: From...
  • DFU SONG: Nowhere Man (Barry Bonds is a real steroid man)

    05/20/2006 7:20:24 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 11 replies · 474+ views
    DFU SONGS | 5-2006 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - NOWHERE MAN He's a real steroid man...he gets every edge he can Too bad everything he's done is tainted Suddenly he packed on bulk...and he looked like Stan Lee's Hulk As a cheater he's forever painted Steroid man, we diss you...this great game will not miss you Steroid man, like Ted Kennedy, you ought to be banned Children once saw you as great...now you are just second rate And your reputation's in the crapper In your eyes you're still a star...but here's where you really are One step up above a gangbang rapper Steroid man, we diss...
  • (BREAKING) Bonds Ties Ruth's Record With 714th Home Run

    05/20/2006 6:00:35 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 90 replies · 1,541+ views
    CBS2CHICAGO ^ | 20 MAY 2006 | AP
    (AP) OAKLAND, Calif. Barry, meet the Babe. Barry Bonds tied Babe Ruth for second place on the career list with his 714th home run Saturday, a shot into the first deck of elevated stands in right-center leading off the second inning against the Oakland Athletics. The ball landed about eight rows up in the seats overlooking the high fence just to the left of the out-of-town scoreboard. Though the A's don't provide estimated distances on home runs, the ball appeared to travel about 400 feet -- far from being one of his trademark behemoth drives. The ball was caught on...
  • Bonds Hits 714

    05/20/2006 1:33:35 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 47 replies · 553+ views
    Fox TV ^ | 05/20/06 | raccoonradio
    Just mentioned on Fox coverage of Yanks-Mets. Finally...
  • The Great Shambino

    05/09/2006 11:08:28 AM PDT · by JZelle · 129 replies · 1,923+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5-9-06 | Dan Daly
    Barry Bonds circles the bases these days to the sound of one hand clapping ... and one knee creaking. The Shambino is just a homer away from 714 -- Babe Ruth's address -- but the only people outside of McCovey Cove who seem to care are the ones at ESPN, his own private Paraguay. Barry's their boy. To the bitter end. And rarely has the pursuit of a record left such a sour taste. Indeed, Bonds' growing home run total elicits about the same response from the masses as that tote board in New York City, the one that keeps...
  • Bonds Likes His Numbers Better Than Babe Ruth

    05/08/2006 1:59:10 PM PDT · by PerConPat · 236 replies · 11,000+ views
    BREITBART.com ^ | May 08, 2006 | AFP
    Bonds likes his numbers better than Babe Ruth May 08 10:53 AM US/Eastern. A boastful Barry Bonds said if he passes Babe Ruth that his place in history would be secure. Asked if he would consider himself better than Ruth if he vaults ahead of the New York Yankees legend for second place on the all-time home run list, Bonds said: "I don't know yet, but the numbers speak for themselves." The embattled Bonds moved within one home run of Ruth for the No 2 spot, but it was in a losing cause as San Francisco lost 9-5 to Philadelphia...
  • Barry Bonds sings "Undetectable"

    05/08/2006 9:13:33 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 165 replies · 2,056+ views
    Balco de Mayo | Charlie Henrickson, the wag tailoring the doggerel
    UNDETECTABLETune: "Unforgettable" As sung by Barry "U.S.D.A." Bonds Undetectable, the cream, the clear Some injectable, right in my rear Like a shot of stuff for human growth Do one cheek, then go and do 'em both Never before Have steroids been more Undetectable in every way Unconnectible, that's how I'll stay Look at me, see the incredible Bulk I've gained but not by edible Means I gained it from some spreadable goo Unregrettable, well worth the risk Record-settable, no asterisk Chasing Aaron, catching up to Ruth Couldn't care less if I tell the truth What matters more Is home runs...
  • Bonds Hits No. 713, Moves Within One Of Ruth

    05/07/2006 10:00:12 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 180 replies · 2,702+ views
    CBS2CHICAGO ^ | 7 MAY 2006 | AP
    (AP) PHILADELPHIA -- Barry Bonds is heading home, one behind the Babe. Bonds hit his 713th homer Sunday night, moving within one of tying Babe Ruth for second place on baseball's career list. The San Francisco Giants' slugger hit a mammoth shot in the sixth inning off Philadelphia right-hander Jon Lieber, sending a 2-1 pitch off the facade of the right-field upper deck during a 9-5 loss to the Phillies. "They tell me that's the way the Babe used to hit them," Giants manager Felipe Alou said. Bonds' fifth homer of the season was estimated at 450 feet, one of...
  • Federal Grand Jury is hearing evidence about whether Barry Bonds lied in '03 testimony

    04/13/2006 5:29:19 PM PDT · by jern · 45 replies · 834+ views
    CNN
    -- A federal grand jury is hearing evidence about whether Barry Bonds may have lied in 2003 court testimony, multiple sources tell CNN.
  • NFL should feel embarrassed

    SEATTLE - And now a word about the officiating in Super Bowl XL. Two words actually. It stunk. The interference call, a push-off on Darrell Jackson that cost the Seahawks a first-quarter touchdown, was hideous. If former Dallas Cowboy Michael Irvin hadn't been allowed to use his arm to get separation the innocent way Jackson did in Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh, Irvin would have caught maybe 20 balls in his career. And the fourth-quarter holding call on right tackle Sean Locklear that nullified a spectacular catch by tight end Jerramy Stevens at the Pittsburgh 1-yard line was equally egregious.
  • Super for NFL perhaps, but not so for fans

    So the Super Bowl wasn't so super. The team that played the best didn't win, although use of the word "best" must be considered relative when you consider how poorly both teams played. On the other hand, the NFL got the ending it wanted, which was another Super Bowl championship for the Rooney family and a fairy tale send-off for Detroit native Jerome Bettis. It is amazing how often the NFL gets what it wants out of these Super Bowls, isn't it? And given the very questionable calls by NFL officials that all seemed to go in favor of the...
  • Barry Bonds hopes to kiss about 40 pounds goodbye this winter

    10/02/2005 8:15:17 PM PDT · by weef · 20 replies · 658+ views
    ESPN ^ | 10/2/2005 | Associated Press
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants general manager Brian Sabean thinks Barry Bonds could be physically ready to play around 120 games for San Francisco next season. Barry Bonds hopes to kiss about 40 pounds goodbye this winter.Sabean and Bonds both have acknowledged the slugger needs an intense conditioning program over the winter to shed some weight Bonds put on while recovering from three operations this year on his right knee. Sabean hinted that Bonds might continue to work with physical therapist Clive Brewster in Los Angeles this offseason under the direction of Angels' team orthopedist Dr. Lewis Yocum, the pair who...
  • Bonds quickly breaks Ruth's homer record, a very obscure one

    09/26/2005 6:16:11 AM PDT · by SpringheelJack · 109 replies · 1,890+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/25/2005 | Mark Camps
    It sure didn't take very long for Barry Bonds to start setting records. With his first home run of the season, Bonds broke Babe Ruth's 70-year-old record. No, not that record. Bonds most likely won't hit No. 715 until next season. But he erased Ruth's standard for most home runs as "as an outfielder," according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Bonds' first HR of the season was the 704th of his career, but more significantly was his 693rd as an outfielder, Elias says. All totaled, Bonds is credited with 696 as an outfielder, eight as a designated hitter and three...
  • Union's approach strictly a foul ball

    12/10/2004 10:47:52 AM PST · by JZelle · 4 replies · 258+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12-10-04 | Tom Knott
    You can bet there is a rift in the baseball players' association. You can bet there is a significant number of players clamoring to be tested for steroids in a fashion that cleans up the sport and levels the playing field. Let's get this straight: The union leaders are not suddenly acting receptive to the pleas of the commissioner's office because of the huffing and puffing of John McCain and the urgings from the White House. The union leaders are impervious to outside pressure and always have been. They never respond to the criticisms of columnists or to public pressure....
  • Bonds Used Steroids In 2003, Trainer Says On Secret Recording

    10/16/2004 6:49:32 AM PDT · by Founding Father · 88 replies · 1,283+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 16, 2004 | Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada
    Bonds used steroids in 2003, trainer says on secret recording Slugger's lawyer sees 'another below-the-belt bash' Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada, Chronicle Staff Writers Saturday, October 16, 2004 Barry Bonds was using an "undetectable" performance-enhancing drug during the 2003 baseball season, his weight trainer claimed in a conversation that was secretly recorded last year and provided to The Chronicle. Trainer Greg Anderson, 38, who is Bonds' longtime friend and a defendant in the BALCO steroids conspiracy case, also said on the recording that he expected to receive advance warning before the San Francisco Giants superstar had to submit to a...