Now that the Barry Bonds witch hunt is over and the jurors have retired to reach a verdict, it’s time for a second trial to begin; for the Federal Prosecutors who proceeded with this waste of taxpayers money….
I’ve been following this case closely and believe Bonds is going to be found not guilty. Of course, you never know when a jury is deliberating, but in my opinion the Feds did not produce a single piece of credible evidence to prove their case….
And once Barry is exonerated, everyone from the prosecution team should be tried, found guilty and serve lengthy prison sentences….
With Greg Anderson refusing to testify, the Feds had no case and should have dropped all charges and saved the taxpayers tens of millions….
Instead, they paraded a bunch of low character witnesses in front of the jury; any of whom who could be totally discredited by a first year law student….
One was a thief and embezzler and another a scorned call girl who went after Bonds as soon as the checks stopped coming….
In other words, the Feds conducted a prosecution based on desperation, not evidence….
Because they didn’t have any….
The way the United States government has behaved in this case should embarrass every American citizen….
In a sport where 80% of the players used steroids, they singled out Bonds for prosecution. When Anderson refused to testify, 25 DEA agents went to his mothers house, kicked in the door and conducted a grandstanding pre-dawn raid….
To try and intimidate a senior citizen who had nothing with this is a disgrace….
The Feds threatened to imprison Anderson’s mother, his wife, his relatives and his close friends unless they turned on him….
We read about this stuff in Cuba, China and the Middle East, but to see it done here is frightening….
Because any one of us could be next….
I know Barry will probably be relieved the ordeal is over and want to put it behind him, but I hope he files a multi-million dollar lawsuit for malicious prosecution, harrassment and mental and emotional anguish….
At the same time, Bonds should file a collusion suit against Buddy-boy Selig and Major League Baseball; because nobody can say he wasn’t among the elite of the game and still productive when forced leave….
Remember, he still hasn’t officially retired and I hope he tries to come back and play….
In 2007, his final season, Bonds played in 126 games and hit .276. He also hit 28 HR, led the National League in walks with 132, intentional walks with 43, led the league in on base % at .480 and led the NL is slugging at .565….
Based on that, you’re telling me that no team in baseball could have used him in 2008?….
With those numbers, the only conclusion is that Selig and the owners conspired to ban him from the game….
What other explanation could there possibly be?….
Sue, Barry, sue….
I see the Dodgers-Giants game is on television, but who cares? It’s Monday night and Raw is on the USA Network….
Who’s going to watch baseball when Jim Ross makes his return to the WWE and two teams of supermodels are involved in a tag team match?….
That women’s tag team match was something; with the Divas rolling around on the mat, pulling each other’s hair, ripping off each other’s clothes and laying on top of each other….
And one of the teams were identical twins. Yum, yum….
I had to put the channel on freeze to take a cold shower break….
No way I’m turning that off to see Clayton Kershaw….
What a selfish move by Manny Ramirez to retire instead of sticking around for his team and facing his steroid suspension like a man….
After allegedly testing positive for steroids and facing a 100 game suspension, Manny abruptly retired, instead of admitting what he did and explaining what drugs he was taking….
He’ll never get a sniff of the Hall of Fame now….
This might suprise you, but I think Ramirez should be in the HOF, because he has the numbers….
Sure, he was a steroid user, but so was everyone else in baseball for the past 25 years….
And there’s no doubt many of them are already enshrined….
You can’t pick-and-choose a select few while inducting others, because the whole era is tainted….
There’s only one way to handle this: Either everyone from that era is judged solely on their statistics, or nobody who played in the last 25 years gets in….
If you’re going to keep out Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds, Rafael Palmiero and Manny Ramirez, what about all the pitchers and other star players who weren’t caught?….
Do I think Cal Ripken and Tony Gwynn were streoid users? I have no idea….
But just because they didn’t fail a drug test or come under suspicion doesn’t mean they weren’t using….
And by the way, McGwire, Sosa and Bonds never failed a drug test….
Either they all get in or nobody does….