PHOENIX — Bartolo Colon knew he had failed a drug test for about six weeks before he got hit with a 50-game suspension last season. He made several starts for the A’s while knowing he probably wouldn’t participate in the pennant race.
“I continued to pitch, but my mind wasn’t good,” he said. Read More
A lawyer for Barry Bonds urged a federal appeals court on Wednesday to toss out the slugger’s obstruction of justice conviction, saying a rambling answer the ex-Giant gave while testifying before a grand jury was not a crime. Read More
Barry Bonds’ appeal of his felony obstruction of justice conviction will be heard by three federal judges who were each appointed by a different Democratic president.
On Monday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unveiled its February schedule, which showed publicly for the first time the three judges assigned to Bonds’ case.
Senior Circuit Judges Mary M. Schroeder and Michael Daly Hawkins, along with Judge Mary H. Murguia, will hear oral arguments Feb. 13. Read More
Lance Armstrong ended a decade of denial by confessing to Oprah Winfrey that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.
The admission Monday came hours after an emotional apology by Armstrong to the Livestrong charity that he founded and turned into a global institution on the strength of his celebrity as a cancer survivor. Read More
It could have been the greatest Hall of Fame class since Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb were installed in the very first vote back in 1936.
It would have been if those eligible had allowed their natural ability to carry the day.
Barry Bonds never needed steroids to be great. It was already in his genes, and the numbers he put up before he suddenly grew larger than life would have been enough to make him a first-ballot choice the moment he was eligible. Read More
What should have been the best story in baseball this year has quickly turned into the weirdest, and it should seal Melky Cabrera’s fate with the Giants.
Any chance of the Giants re-signing Cabrera at a bargain price in the offseason evaporated Sunday after the New York Daily News reported that federal agents are investigating the left fielder’s entourage, agents and trainers after a plot to prove his innocence with a phony website was debunked. Read More
Former Giants star Barry Bonds spoke with reporters Monday during his first appearance this season at San Francisco’s AT&T Park, and he revealed he has been speaking with Giants officials about the possibility of rejoining the organization, perhaps as a roving instructor. Read More
Home run champion Barry Bonds was sentenced by a federal judge in San Francisco today to two years of probation for obstructing justice in 2003 testimony before a grand jury investigating steroids distribution.U.S. District Judge Susan Illston also sentenced Bonds, 47, to 30 days of home confinement and ordered him to serve 250 hours of community service. Read More
Barry Bonds will confront a fan who hates him in an upcoming reality show “H8R”, The New York Post is reporting.The CW show, set to debut next month, will have the Giants great watch a tape of a hater sounding off on him, then will try to convince the person he’s a decent human being, The Post said.The paper noted it will be Bonds’ first major public appearance since being convicted of obstructing justice in connection to long-running allegations of steroid use. Read More
Is it permissible to say something positive about Barry Bonds? Thank you. Bonds pledged to pay for the college education of Bryan Stow’s two children. That’s a splash hit of another sort.
Barry’s taken a lot of knocks, some of them deserved, certainly. So how about some praise? How about a high-five for someone who can use a few compliments? Read More