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July 20, 2006
BASEBALL: Bonds Won't Be Indicted

Just saw this. This is good news for baseball, when you think about it.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 2:31 PM | Baseball 2006 | Comments (10) | TrackBack (0)

Good for baseball, good that we won't have yet another all timer on the banned list. Bonds should not have to suffer the waiting just because he is not a nice person--last I heard, it's a sin but not a crime.

Now if he can only retire. The last thing anyone wants is for him to pass Aaron.

Posted by: Daryl Rosenblatt at July 20, 2006 2:37 PM

No it isn't. It's only good for Bonds. JMHO.

Bonds is guilty of MUCH more than being a nice person....

He cheated and didn't come clean when given a chance (just like Rose). He's allowing others to take the fall - making him as "bad" a person as Nixon.

If you do the crime, you do the time - unless your initials are O.J. or your last name is Bonds.

As for baseball... anybody who can do the numbers - be they age, HRs, body size or just about annything else connected with Bonds - knows that he really earned (wink,wink) that record. And somehow this is GOOD for baseball?

Business as usual I guess.

Posted by: Dave at July 20, 2006 8:28 PM

It would be good for baseball if he'd just slither off and the whole thing disappeared maybe. If it just drags out another 6 months and he gets indicted then its worse.

At least he didn't pass Ruth in Houston, I can be grateful for that.

Posted by: Dwilkers at July 20, 2006 9:54 PM

Bonds won't be indicted yet, from what that story says. But the new grand jury picks up where the old one left off, with a lot more time to get evidence.

For one thing, if they call Anderson early instead of late like the last one did, he could face real jail time for refusing to talk, instead of knowing he could safely zip his lip and still walk free in a few days. That might prove a sterner test of friendship.

Posted by: Jim Glass at July 20, 2006 11:22 PM

I agree, Jim. When 2 weeks becomes 2 months the strength of his "friendship" with Barry will be known. If he gives it up Barry is looking at 12 months minimum. What's best for baseball is Barry off the field, and Phillips no closer than Bristol.

Posted by: abe shorey at July 21, 2006 11:23 AM

"If you do the crime, you do the time - unless your initials are O.J. or your last name is Bonds."

Or Ken Lay. Does anyone think he is really dead?

Posted by: jim at July 21, 2006 3:42 PM

Naw, we all know he's yukking it up in Roswell with the space aliens who faked his death.

Posted by: The Crank at July 21, 2006 3:54 PM

C'mon Crank. I am not some huge conspiracy theory guy but you don't think it is the least bit possible that an incredibly wealthy, smart, cunning, deceitful and connected guy could not fake his own death right before he was going to go to jail? You don't even have to be into conspiracies to think that this is mildly plausible. Hell, if I were him I sure as hell would try to fake my own death if that meant no prison and a new life in some remote place with several hundred million dollars of other people's money. Have you seen the actual corpse?

Posted by: jim at July 21, 2006 6:27 PM

"could not" should be "would". Late in the day...

Posted by: jim at July 21, 2006 6:29 PM

Or Ken Lay. Does anyone think he is really dead?

Oh, he's dead -- and if I was looking for a conspiracy involving it I'd be checking whether his wife knocked him off to end the feds' property seizure. Loving spouses have been knocked off for a lot less.

Posted by: Jim Glass at July 21, 2006 8:58 PM
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