Barry Bonds, perhaps the greatest baseball player of all time, will not be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this year. Not even close. Just 36.2 percent of baseball writers named him on their ballot. Bonds' misery, however, will have company. In a resounding, all-encompassing rejection of t ... More >>
Former Giants superstar Barry Bonds, who became the center of a steroid investigation, will appear in San Francisco court tomorrow where he will learn whether or not he's going to jail. The former slugger was found guilty of obstruction of justice in April, yet the jury was deadlocked on three pe ... More >>
Playing hardball Barry Bonds is making an appearance in San Francisco court today to request that if prosecutors plan to retry him, they do it quickly.The former Giants superstar was found guilty of obstruction of justice in April, yet the jury was deadlocked on three perjury counts, which led Ju ... More >>
Relax! While April 15 is, traditionally, known as Tax Day, you have until Monday to get this thing done. (This, conveniently, will provide one more answer to the query "why is this night different from all other nights?").But if you're hoping to e-file -- and you have no middle name -- you may be ... More >>
The legal community and chattering classes still have Barry Bonds' testicles to kick around. The slugger -- whose genitalia and its purported reaction to performance-enhancing drugs was on display in court -- was found guilty of obstruction of justice. The jury was unable to reach a verdict on th ... More >>
Most of us found federal prosecutors' decision to present evidence of former Giants slugger Barry Bonds' allegedly shrunken testicles a bit gauche. Granted, the size of Bonds' balls is relevant: The government hopes to prove that he used performance-enhancing steroids that diminished his private ... More >>
Barry is now, literally, facing a two-ball count...As predicted, Barry Bonds' testicles got their day in court. This morning the slugger's longtime mistress, Kimberly Bell, touched on not just the size but also the shape of Bonds' balls -- shriveled and misshapen for those scoring at home -- but ... More >>
Will this photo find its way into evidence as well? Four years ago, just one of Barry Bonds' balls sold for $752,467. Well that was then and this is now. These days, the focus is on both of Bonds' balls -- and their diminished state. Exhibits Nos. 1 and 2 at the Bonds perjury trial will be the sl ... More >>
Apparently, we never liked Barry all that much after allWe Giants fans are used to coping with disappointment by imagining what we wished had just happened. If only Reggie Sanders had caught Scott Spiezio's fly ball. If only Bobby Richardson had been stricken with a sudden bout of the shingles an ... More >>
Dude can't not make newsLove him or hate him, the story of Barry Lamar Bonds is forever entwined with that of the San Francisco Giants. It was Bonds's star appeal that helped build AT&T Park (now a model for urban stadium design); Bonds broke all of baseball's home run records and became (pos ... More >>
The pregame flyover jets rattled Mission Bay, heroes of the 2002 World Series team -- including one Barry Lamar Bonds -- tossed out ceremonial first pitches, and Matt Cain has just retired the side in order. It's day baseball -- and much of San Francisco will either not work, half-ass it at work, ... More >>
Tyler Colvin reacts after being stabbed with a bat shardWith the mind-boggling success of Twilight and True Blood you could argue that America now has two national pastimes: baseball and vampires. In their resemblance, the twain do not often meet. And yet, this weekend, the Chicago Cubs' Tyler Co ... More >>
Barry Bonds is blamed for inspiring a trend that led to a fan's face being smashed in New YorkJust when you thought alleged perjurer Barry "Better Living Through Chemistry" Bonds couldn't be vilified any more, a lawsuit claims he's responsible for a trend that led to a man having his throat slash ... More >>
Feds Losing Their HeadsThe quest to incarcerate home run champion Barry Lamar Bonds took a perhaps fatal twist on Friday, when a judge ruled that prosecutors cannot use key evidence in their case to prove the 45-year old slugger lied about using steroids.
First, the bad news...Without a doubt, the San Francisco Giants' top sartorial story of the young season has been utilityman Eugenio Velez taking the field last week outfitted in a jersey reading "San Francicso." More than any bullshit orbiting around Janet Jackson's ta-tas, this truly was a ward ... More >>
Funneling vast sums of money from the government into the hands of miserable bastards has, in effect become federal policy. So has wasting vast sums of money in futile legal pursuit of miserable bastards -- and folks are starting to get mad.After expending somewhere in the ballpark of $60 million in ... More >>
Since 2003, Marin writer Jonathan Littman has intimately covered the government's investigation and prosecution of Barry Bonds and other athletes ensnared in the BALCO scandal. He's shown up at nearly every court hearing and sifted through thousands of pages of court documents. And he's confident in ... More >>
Barry Bonds in his new home uniformThe sight of Barry Bonds, in uniform, performing in front of packed crowds is not a new one. These days, however, the uniform appears to be a dark suit and striped tie. And the crowds are gathered at his ongoing perjury and obstruction of justice trial.Certainly, a ... More >>
Paula Canny, seen here with client Greg Anderson, says the Barry Bonds case has become 'a guys' contest'When Paula Canny, the friend of and attorney for Barry Bonds' embattled former trainer Greg Anderson, is asked why the government has gone to such lengths to prosecute the former San Francisco Gia ... More >>
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