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  • Bonds gets one month house arrest for obstruction (2 years probation, 250 hrs. community service)

    12/16/2011 12:02:10 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies ^ | 12/16/11 | Bob Egelko
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal judge said today that baseball slugger Barry Bonds must serve 30 days house arrest for obstructing justice during a federal investigation into his alleged use of steroids. Bonds sat stoically as U.S. District Judge Susan Illston told baseball's home run king that he had avoided prison but must spend one month in his two-acre Beverly Hills estate, two years on probation, serve 250 hours of community service and pay a $4,000 fine. A jury convicted Bonds in April of answering questions about steroids with rambling stories in an attempt to mislead a grand jury investigation...
  • 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...
  • Bonds has momentum headed into critical trial week

    04/03/2011 11:07:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    AP - Yahoo ^ | April 3, 2011 | Paul Elias
    Over two weeks, prosecutors methodically worked to build a credible case that Barry Bonds lied to a federal grand jury in 2003 when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs. Then, on Thursday, prosecutors called Bonds' orthopedic surgeon to the stand.
  • Tawdry talk turns trial into cringefest

    03/29/2011 8:10:24 AM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/29/11 | Gwen Knapp
    Cast as a gold-digging, scorned mistress desperate to promote a tell-all book and humiliate former lover Barry Bonds, Kimberly Bell pulled a shrewd maneuver on his defense team Monday. Asked whether she had tried to "disparage Mr. Bonds in the most vulgar ways possible" on Howard Stern's radio show, Bell parried with lawyer Cristina Arguedas about what constituted vulgarity and then asked to have her memory of the show refreshed. In other words, she wanted a transcript from the interview with Stern read to her and, by extension, into the record of Bonds' perjury and obstruction-of-justice trial. Arguedas went to...
  • Judge bars Bonds’ voicemails from perjury trial

    03/17/2011 4:15:44 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 5 replies
    AP ^ | 031711 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP)—A federal judge on Thursday barred the jury at Barry Bonds’ perjury trial from hearing angry voicemails the home run king left with his mistress during a stormy nine-year relationship. Prosecutors wanted to introduce the voicemails to show that Bonds was experiencing so-called “roid rage” when he left the messages demanding to know the whereabouts of Kimberly Bell. But U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston said Thursday that the voicemails had little relevance to proving Bonds lied when he denied knowingly taking steroids. Illston said she believed prosecutors were trying to get the voicemails into the trial for...
  • Barry Bonds concedes HR title to zero.

    10/09/2009 12:12:18 PM PDT · by mapmaker77 · 3 replies · 527+ views
    more rediculousness | 9OCT'09 | mapmaker77
    The former home run king of major league baseball has graciously conceded his title to zero. "It's the least I could do", said Bonds in a telephone interview earlier today from his palatial home in San Francisco. "Even though he throws like a girl, I just know he has 800 home runs in him". No word yet from Hammerin' Hank or The Babe.
  • Bonds Agent: He Won't Play This Season

    07/14/2008 3:17:46 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies · 74+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/14/8 | John Shea
    Barry Bonds' agent said "it's pretty obvious" the home run king won't play in the majors this year, his strongest comments to date about the unlikelihood of Bonds returning to uniform. "I'm not optimistic any team will take him," agent Jeff Borris told The Chronicle on Monday. "I'm not a pessimistic person by nature, but it's pretty obvious he will not be a major-leaguer in 2008, because no team believes that he will be a good fit." Borris said the 43-year-old Bonds, who had 28 homers and 66 RBIs with a .480 on-base percentage for the Giants last year, isn't...
  • Barry Bonds is charged with 14 counts of lying and one count of obstruction of justice

    05/13/2008 5:31:28 PM PDT · by Aristotelian · 40 replies · 835+ views
    BREAKING NEWS: Barry Bonds is charged with 14 counts of lying and one count of obstruction of justice in a new indictment stemming from a steriod probe. Full article coming shortly.
  • Union raises concerns over Bonds

    05/07/2008 5:22:21 AM PDT · by N. Theknow · 12 replies · 152+ views ^ | 05/06/2008 8:40 PM ET | Barry M. Bloom
    Former Giants slugger Barry Bonds has asked the Players Association to consider filing a grievance on his behalf because Major League Baseball's all-time home run leader has been unable to sign a contract as a free agent for the 2008 season. In his behalf, the union has contacted the Commissioner's Office seeking information about why Bonds hasn't even been extended an offer. "We've raised both general concerns and some player-specific concerns," Michael Weiner, the union's general counsel, said, telling The Associated Press that the only specific concern raised was the case of Bonds. "We have made requests for information. I...
  • { Tammy Thomas } Cyclist's trial foreshadows Bonds' case

    03/24/2008 8:39:57 AM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 600+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/24/8 | Lance Williams
    Caught up in the BALCO steroids scandal, an elite athlete adamantly denies using banned drugs, then mounts an aggressive defense to a perjury indictment. It sounds like the case of former Giants slugger Barry Bonds, accused of lying under oath to the federal grand jury that investigated Burlingame's Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative steroid ring in 2003.Instead, starting today in federal court in San Francisco, a lesser-known American sports champion - Tammy Thomas, a onetime star of bicycle track racing - goes on trial, charged with perjury and obstruction of justice. Her case is of interest because it amounts to a...
  • Judge unseals Barry Bonds' grand jury testimony

    02/29/2008 1:18:04 PM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies · 135+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 2/29/8 | PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press Writer
    San Francisco (AP) -- A federal judge is unsealing Barry Bonds' testimony to a grand jury investigating steroid use in professional sports, the evidence that federal prosecutors used to indict him on perjury charges. U.S. District Judge Susan Illston made the ruling on Bonds' December 2003 testimony on Friday
  • 10 Reasons why Barry Bonds will join the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2008

    02/19/2008 5:03:29 PM PST · by tjeff1776 · 9 replies · 218+ views
    Yes, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays finished 66-96 (.407) during the 2007 MLB season, the worst team in the league (again), and an even 30 games behind the first place Boston Red Sox. But, so what? Do you think that Barry Bonds has never welcomed a challenge before in his life? Come on. Here's why Barry will be a Ray: 10. Barry Bonds is a coastal guy; loves the water because it is good for his health (also; see #1) 9. Tampa Bay has openings in all positions, especially left field 8. Barry Bonds could play DH and LF and...
  • U.S. says Bonds failed steroid test

    02/14/2008 7:02:46 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 30 replies · 89+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | 2-14-08 | Adam Tanner
    U.S. baseball home run king Barry Bonds tested positive for steroids in November 2000, months before his record 73rd home run season, U.S. prosecutors said on Thursday. The allegation came in a legal filing in his steroid perjury case which referred to Bonds' long-time trainer, Greg Anderson. "At trial, the government's evidence will show that Bonds received steroids from Anderson in the period before the November 2000 positive drug test, and that evidence raises the inference that Anderson gave Bonds the steroids that caused him to test positive in November 2000," U.S. Attorney Joseph Russoniello wrote. Russoniello, acting for the...
  • Mob Rule (Steve Forbes on Barry Bonds)

    12/11/2007 10:21:48 AM PST · by EveningStar · 20 replies · 136+ views ^ | December 10, 2007 | Steve Forbes
    Barry Bonds is being shafted by the legal system. His case is, sadly, part of a pattern of judicial abuse, the stretching of the law like rubber to allow prosecutors to go after unpopular figures in business, politics and, now, sports. The indictment recently returned against him could have been rendered years ago. Why now? Because this season Bonds, an ill-tempered, arrogant, disliked athlete, broke the record for lifetime home runs. Had he not set a new record or had he been a friendly figure beloved by the fans, prosecutors would never have touched him...
  • Answers to key questions as Bonds begins legal journey

    12/07/2007 8:00:40 AM PST · by Doomonyou · 10 replies · 58+ views ^ | December 6, 2007 | By Mark Fainaru-Wada and T. J. Quinn
    Answers to key questions as Bonds begins legal journey By Mark Fainaru-Wada and T. J. Quinn Updated: December 6, 2007 When Barry Bonds walks into the Phillip Burton Federal Building in San Francisco on Friday, it will be only the beginning of an unpredictable legal odyssey. A few days after the fourth anniversary of his BALCO grand jury testimony, Bonds will surrender to U.S. marshals, go through the bureaucratic rigmarole of being arrested and later appear in court to enter a plea on four counts of perjury and one of obstructing justice. Outside the courtroom and all over the United...
  • Movie planned about (Barry) Bonds and steroids

    11/29/2007 1:20:17 PM PST · by Zakeet · 5 replies · 79+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 29, 2007
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — HBO Films is planning to turn a best selling book about Barry Bonds' alleged steroid use and the federal government's wide-ranging probe into performance enhancing drug use in sports into a movie, one of the book's authors said Thursday. [Snip] The planned movie based on the book "Game of Shadows" was first reported Wednesday by Variety. [Snip] Much of the book was based on secret grand jury testimony of Bonds and other famous athletes leaked to them by Troy Ellerman, a disbarred attorney sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for denying under oath he was...
  • The misguided martyrdom of Barry Bonds ( Wannabe Political Pundit )

    11/23/2007 3:39:28 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies · 95+ views
    ESPN ^ | November 21, 2007 | Howard Bryant
    Average people are tired of it. This country is already stacked toward the wealthy (mortgage interest is tax deductible; rent is not) and the privileged (the last president without an Ivy League degree was elected nearly 30 years ago).
  • Defending Barry (Bush Derangement Syndrome Hits ESPN)

    11/20/2007 9:43:54 PM PST · by Fargo Rock · 20 replies · 41+ views
    ESPN ^ | 11/20/07 | Jemele Hill
    You will automatically assume the reason I'm defending Barry Bonds is because he's black and I'm black. You will be wrong. This is not about the commonality of race. And for the record, I have been as critical as anyone of Bonds. I didn't want to see him break Hank Aaron's record, because he's not as dignified as Aaron was and Bonds didn't respect his natural ability the same way Aaron respected his. But that doesn't mean Bonds belongs in prison. The only way to see the indictment of Bonds is as a gross, terrible injustice, a startling abuse of...
  • 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
    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 Indicted By BALCO Federal Grand Jury

    11/15/2007 2:17:18 PM PST · by Publius Valerius · 194 replies · 180+ views ^ | 11/15/07 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Major League Baseball's all-time home run king Barry Bonds was indicted Thursday on perjury and obstruction justice charges, according to KTVU reporter Rita Williams. The five-count indictment -- four counts of perjury and one of obstruciton of justice -- capped one of the longest federal grand jury investigations in Northern California history -- a proceeding that introduced the sports world to the acronym BALCO (Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative) and led to the downfall of American track and field world and Olympic champions Marion Jones, Kelli White and Tim Montgomery. It touched the NFL with several current and...
  • 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...
  • Bonds stung by departure from Giants (says they "fired" him)

    10/25/2007 1:01:46 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies · 63+ views
    AP - Yahoo ^ | October 25, 2007 | Janie McCauley
    SAN FRANCISCO - Barry Bonds is just a tad bitter about his departure from the San Francisco Giants. The 43-year-old home run king heard a long list of his accomplishments read during a special speaking forum Wednesday night hosted by the Commonwealth Club, then was asked by KGO Radio host Ray Taliaferro if he'd really reached all those feats... "I did, and then I got fired," Bonds told a group of about 450 people in the audience...
  • 'Roids raids

    09/24/2007 10:17:20 AM PDT · by El Conservador · 17 replies · 70+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 24, 2007 | Josh Peter
    An international investigation code-named Operation Raw Deal that culminated in the last four days could produce the next steroids scandal in sports – and perhaps the biggest yet. The undercover operation led by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration resulted in the seizure of massive amounts of anabolic steroids from an illegal, underground network and the ability to identify hundreds of thousands of people who received steroids and other substances used by some athletes as performance-enhancing drugs, a DEA spokesman told Yahoo! Sports on Sunday. Most of the raids took place in the United States, and the DEA called the steroids...
  • Barry's Journal: Barry Will Not Return a Giant

    09/21/2007 4:10:27 PM PDT · by TheDoctorNoh · 8 replies · 38+ views ^ | 9/21/07 | Barry Bonds
    September 21, 2007 Dear Fans, This journal will be one of my last entries as a San Francisco Giant. Yesterday, I was told by the Giants that they will not be bringing me back for the 2008 season. During the conversation with Peter McGowan I was told that my play this year far exceeded any expectations the Giants had, but that the organization decided this year would be my last season in San Francisco.
  • 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...
  • Bonds' record home run ball fetches $752,467

    09/16/2007 7:58:57 AM PDT · by MotleyGirl70 · 7 replies · 130+ views
    AP via ^ | 09/15/07 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO - Barry Bonds’ record-breaking 756th home run ball was auctioned Saturday for $752,467, well more than the estimates by memorabilia experts. Home run No. 755, the ball that tied the record, went for $186,750, according to Sotheby’s/SCP Auctions. Both final prices included the winning bid plus a 20 percent buyer’s fee, according to the auction houses handling the sale.
  • Barry Bonds Cheated Us All

    08/12/2007 4:04:51 PM PDT · by kellynla · 85 replies · 2,097+ views ^ | 08/10/2007 | Brian Fitzpatrick
    Have you heard the latest Barry Bonds joke? He’s not just a ballplayer, he’s an inventor -- the first man to make an asterisk out of a syringe. It may not be very funny, but baseball fans don’t seem to be in the mood for laughter. Last night the tainted slugger finally hit his 756th career home run, passing Hammerin’ Hank Aaron as baseball’s all-time home run king. America ought to be enjoying a moment of exaltation, but the overwhelming sentiment seems to be indifference. As USA Today’s Mike Lopresti observed, “…the unconditional applause barely carried beyond the gates of...
  • The Leader -- Not the Champion [Barry Bonds]

    08/11/2007 8:46:29 PM PDT · by rhema · 25 replies · 767+ views
    Catbird in the Nosebleed Seats ^ | 8/7/07 | Jeff Kallman
    For an awful lot of people who don’t include Barry Bonds, the moment he turned on the Washington Nationals’ Mike Bacsik’s full-count, 84 mph fastball and launched it into the right center field seats Tuesday night, it was a moment to ponder whether baseball has a new all-time home run leader but not necessarily a new all-time home run champion. “Now that Bonds has No. 756 in the bank,” wrote Jerry Crasnick of, within what must have seemed moments after the crowd in the seats dove for the ball, “most folks outside San Francisco wish he would just pack...
  • 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...
  • College student who caught Bonds ball tells 'Today' he may not sell

    College student who caught Bonds ball tells 'Today' he may not sell August 9, 2007 NEW YORK (AP) -- Matt Murphy could become $500,000 richer if he sells Barry Bonds' record-breaking home run ball. The college student, however, may just want to hang on to it -- even if he's hit with a whopping tax bill. ADVERTISEMENT "Part of me wants to keep it. It's the greatest American sports accomplishment in history," Murphy said Thursday on NBC's "Today Show." "Part of me might want to sell it, but I really am leaning towards keeping it. It's just too valuable, sentimental."...
  • Experts: Bonds as the new HR king

    08/08/2007 8:45:09 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 19 replies · 327+ views
    ESPN ^ | August 7, 2007
    Barry Bonds is the new home run king, having passed Hank Aaron on the all-time list. But with allegations of performance-enhancing drug use swirling around the controversial slugger, how should we view Bonds' accomplishment? Some of's experts offer their perspective on Bonds' No. 756. Jerry Crasnick: "Why should anybody care?" I've never been comfortable with the knee-jerk label of "cheater" to describe every athlete who stretches the moral boundaries for an edge. Willie Mays liked red juice, Pete Rose took "greenies" to lose weight, and Barry Bonds, we're told, used performance-enhancing drugs because he was jealous of Mark McGwire...
  • 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...
  • Bush Congratulates Bonds on New Record

    08/08/2007 12:55:26 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 49 replies · 1,922+ views
    AP ^ | August 8, 2007
    President Bush telephoned baseball slugger Barry Bonds on Wednesday and congratulated him for breaking the career home run record in major league baseball. "He is a really good hitter," the president said to reporters on his way out of an economic briefing. "I said 'congratulations.'" Bonds on Tuesday night broke Hank Aaron's record of 755 home runs. Bonds, an outfielder with the San Francisco Giants, hit No. 756 at his home park. Bush said it was "my honor" to call Bonds.
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 8-8-07

    08/08/2007 5:00:56 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 102 replies · 2,198+ views
    President Bush and Vice President Cheney met this morning with economic advisors at the Treasury Department in Washington. The president delivered a statement afterwards, taking time to remember the trapped miners in Utah. "This morning I spoke with Governor Huntsman of Utah. He gave me an update on the efforts to rescue the trapped miners. I told him our nation's thoughts and prayers are with the miners and their families, and that the federal government will help in any way we can.” (Transcript) Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met with Chile's Foreign Relations Minister Alejandro Foxley Rioseco today at the...
  • BARRY BONDS: HOMER-BY-HOMER (plus the obligatory YouTube mocking)

    08/08/2007 10:03:28 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 39 replies · 1,343+ views
    SOURCE NO DATE OPP FIRST LAST ING 1 6-04-1986 ATL Craig McMurtry 5 2 6-06-1986 NYM Ron Darling 5 3 6-09-1986 CHC Scott Sanderson 5 4 6-16-1986 STL Danny Cox 3 5 6-19-1986 MON Bryn Smith 4 6 6-30-1986 PHI Charles Hudson 1 7 7-05-1986 LAD Orel Hershiser 2 8 7-25-1986 SF Roger Mason 3 9 8-04-1986 MON Jay Tibbs 5 10 8-07-1986 MON Bob Sebra 5 11 8-11-1986 CHC Jamie Moyer 2 12 8-12-1986 CHC Scott Sanderson 1 13 8-14-1986 PHI Charles Hudson 1 14 8-30-1986 HOU Jim Deshaies 5 15 9-10-1986 STL Tim Conroy 1 16 9-23-1986...
  • Bonds, etc. (Today's news)

    08/08/2007 9:54:10 AM PDT · by Digital Disaster · 1 replies · 163+ views
    Scooter's Report ^ | 8-8-07 | Scooter Van Neuter
    Mutant Sets Home Run Record San Francisco - Last night, chemically-altered mutant baseball player Barry Bonds hit home run number 756, breaking Hank Aaron's record. While Bonds has claimed he never knowingly took steroids, many point to the fact that 20 years ago he entered professional baseball as a 118-pound girl as proof he has. NYC To Ban Words "Bitch" and "Ho" The New York City Council is considering a symbolic ban on the words "bitch" and "ho." "The term is hateful and deeply sexist," said Councilwoman Darlene Mealy of Brooklyn, who has introduced a measure against the words, saying...
  • 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,...
  • 'Today': NY Times Goes to Bat for Bonds

    08/08/2007 5:16:12 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 72 replies · 988+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When New-York based 'Today' went looking for a local sports reporter to defend Barry Bonds, it didn't turn to the New York Post, whose headline this morning reads "JUNK BONDS: ‘SULTAN OF SYRINGE'. Nor was it likely that the designated hitter would be someone from the Daily News, whose back page screams "King of Shame." Instead, "Today" turned to the New York Times, and in particular to sports writer William Rhoden [pictured here with Lauer], to embrace Bonds.'TODAY' CO-ANCHOR MATT LAUER: You've been very critical of baseball actually leading up to this milestone for the way they've been wringing their...
  • Bonds makes HR history with No. 756

    08/07/2007 8:59:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 259+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/7/07 | Janie McCauley - ap
    SAN FRANCISCO - Barry Bonds hit No. 756 over the right-center field wall Tuesday night, and hammered home the point: Like him or not, legitimate or not, he is baseball's new home run king. Bonds broke Hank Aaron's storied record in the fifth inning, connecting on a 3-2 pitch from Washington's Mike Bacsik. Three days earlier, Bonds tied the Hammer with a shot to left-center in San Diego. Conspicuous by their absence were the commissioner and Aaron himself. Bud Selig was on hand for the tiebreaking homer, deciding to put baseball history ahead of the steroid allegations that have plagued...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION: August 7, 2007 !!!

    08/07/2007 2:40:15 PM PDT · by fishtank · 127 replies · 1,151+ views
  • Is Barry Bonds Baseball's Greatest Slugger ?

    08/07/2007 9:27:53 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 176 replies · 2,594+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 08/06/2007 | Richard Baehr
    Sometime in the next few days, Barry Bonds will become the all-time home run leader in major league baseball history, surpassing Henry Aaron. He already holds the single season home run record of 73. The Giants slugger has won 7 MVP awards, a major league record. He has the 5th highest career slugging percentage in baseball history, and the 6th highest career on base percentage. For the combination of the two, the SLOB or OPS, Bonds rank 4th for his career. Bonds has the 3rd lowest number of at bats per home run in baseball history. As for single season...
  • Barry Bonds' Home Run Record Tainted by Mechanical Device

    08/06/2007 10:19:31 AM PDT · by my_pointy_head_is_sharp · 208 replies · 8,771+ views ^ | August 06, 2007 | Michael Witte
    NEW YORK Beyond his alleged steroid use, Barry Bonds is unquestionably guilty of the use of something that confers extraordinarily unfair mechanical advantage: the “armor” that he wears on his right elbow. Amid the press frenzy over Bonds’ unnatural bulk, the true role of the object on his right arm has simply gone unnoticed. This is unfortunate, because by my estimate, Bonds’ front arm “armor” has contributed no fewer than 75 to 100 home runs to his already steroid-questionable total. Bonds tied Henry Aaron’s home run record of 755 on Saturday night and will go for the new standard this...
  • Should Bush call Barry Bonds? (Vanity)

    08/05/2007 11:34:06 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 53 replies · 873+ views
    Saturday night I was watching the ESPNEWS channel. It covered the Barry Bonds press conference live... After the press conference, two anchors wondered if Prez Bush would call Bonds and congratulate him...Anchors noted that Bush is a big baseball fan. I do remember what happened with Rafael Palmero...He testified in front of the Congressional committee. He said that he did not use steroids... Prez Bush, who knew Palmero from old days, said that he had faith in Palmero...Later, it is revealed that Palmero used steroids... It may be wise for Prez to just keep quiet on this issue. I read...
  • FReep This Poll! Would you have applauded or booed for Barry Bonds' 755th career home run?

    08/05/2007 9:48:57 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies · 776+ views
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | August 5, 2007 | North County Times/The Californian
    FReep This Poll! Here is the actual poll question... Would you have applauded or booed if you had been present for Barry Bonds' record-matching 755th career home run? Applauded Booed Neither Go to the North County Times/The Californian link provided. Scroll down a bit and look for the poll on the right hand side. Vote your choice.
  • 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...

    07/29/2007 2:29:48 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 32 replies · 1,093+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 29, 2007 | BY JAY MARIOTTI Sun-Times Columnist
    The Natural -- Michael Jordan -- should know better than to give Barry Bonds a video salute after slugger's 754th homer SAN FRANCISCO -- He was real. He was natural. His muscular definition, by all accounts, was developed in weight rooms and not in some science lab. His only competitive sin on the court was trying to destroy one's dignity, and when you ponder it all, Michael Jordan's magnificent legacy only should be enhanced by the sleaze surrounding Barry Bonds. So why, after Bonds ripped his 754th home run at AT&T Park, would a tribute from Jordan suddenly appear on...
  • Costas Zings Bonds Over 'Midget' Comment

    07/28/2007 10:33:16 AM PDT · by Vision · 37 replies · 1,263+ views
    AP ^ | Jul 27 07:51 AM | RONALD BLUM
    NEW YORK (AP) - A day after Barry Bonds called him a "little midget man who knows (nothing) about baseball," broadcaster Bob Costas said he wasn't upset with the San Francisco Giants slugger and responded with a jab of his own. "As anyone can plainly see, I'm 5-6 1/2 and a strapping 150, and unlike some people, I came by all of it naturally," Costas said Thursday in a telephone interview. On this week's edition of HBO's "Costas Now," commissioner Bud Selig, Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling and chemist Patrick Arnold discussed Bonds, his pursuit of Hank Aaron's home...

    07/21/2007 2:03:33 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 44 replies · 695+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 21, 2007 | Jesse Jackson
    CHICAGO -- Responding to Rick Morrissey's July 18 column, my point is simply this: Barry Bonds will soon break the MLB home run record, hitting against the best pitchers in the world from Asia, Latin America, the U.S. and Canada. His will be a genuine world record. Barry Bonds has earned the title of home run king in the most advanced globalized playing field of Major League Baseball. Today's game is a truly international sport. And against the modern-day system of starters, middle relievers, setup men and closers. I applaud Morrissey for his analysis of the Winter Olympics, but am...
  • Bonds at Wrigley: Seeing is grieving (BARRY-MANIA (BONDS NOT OBAMA) GOES WILD IN CHICAGO)

    07/20/2007 9:07:10 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 38 replies · 849+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 20, 2007 | JAY MARIOTTI Sun-Times Columnist
    As the ball ripped through the summer sky, much like a syringe injected into soft tissue, a spooky sense of finality settled over Wrigley Field. The villain is going to win, isn't he? A grand jury can't stop him, the commissioner can't stop him, old age can't stop him, and the weight of overwhelming public disapproval can't stop him. Barry Bonds, creep of creeps, is about to own the mother of all baseball records. And there's nothing we can do about it except watch and grow physically ill. ''Fans like the game of baseball, regardless of what you guys are...
  • Jesse blasts Bonds critics (JESSE JAGMO RIDES TO BARRY'S RESCUES)

    07/17/2007 4:51:06 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 15 replies · 860+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 17, 2007 | GORDON WITTENMYER
    BROKEN RECORD? | 'He's been condemned without a trial,' civil rights leader says So what if Barry Bonds is the poster child for the Steroids Era? Should it be a wanted poster? And even if his pursuit of the most cherished record in American sports is the culmination of the two-decade period of unparalleled power in the game, what about the hundreds of players who actually tested positive for performance enhancers in the 4½ years big-league baseball had a testing program? And what about cheating by stealing signs, or throwing spitballs or using corked bats? And what about all the...