Bonds Indicted: Career Over

Barry Bonds has been indicted for multiple counts of perjury and obstruction of justice four years after his testimony before the grand jury that he did not knowingly take performance-enhancing drugs. The baseball world is wondering, Why now?

Did they wait for him to break the record? What do they suddenly have now that they didn’t have before?

Regardless, his career is certainly over. A debatable value as a DH, most likely in nearby Oakland for the A’s, Bonds has lost his options. No g.m. is going to want to add a circus to their 2008 schedule. And, of course, he may not be at liberty to play anyway.

It’s a sad day for baseball. Some fans, mostly in San Francisco, were holding out hope of his innocence. And while those hopes have not been entirely dashed—he could still be found innocent—most expect a guilty verdict to be inevitable.

Now we can look forward to months of news dominated by the Bonds and O.J. cases. Remember when sports were what mattered in the sports world?

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1 Response to “Bonds Indicted: Career Over”


  1. 1 Eric Palmieri November 15, 2007 at 5:28 pm

    Just when we thought all of it had gone away…

    How many months/years should we expect this to go on? I really hope they settle…I don’t think I could stand a trial!

    I agree that the timing is suspect.

    -Eric Palmieri

    http://www.ericpalmieri.com


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