A bomb threat near the federal courthouse in San Francisco where the Barry Bonds trial is taking place shut down surrounding streets for several hours Tuesday. Read More
The headline over a column in another Bay Area newspaper insisted that baseball, not just Barry Bonds, is on trial in a San Francisco courtroom this week.
More accurately, it should be the sports media, because its writers and broadcasters who have made Bonds and steroids the central figures in the steroids-in-baseball story, while virtually ignoring the much more serious problem in the NFL. Read More
He is back in jail again, for being loyal. Or being a bit crazy. Or because, as some believe, we are a world of skeptics and some day he will be paid for his silence.
Greg Anderson is the man no one can understand.
Except he’s remarkably disciplined, perhaps principled. He’s also the individual Barry Bonds is fortunate to have by his side, if not literally, since Barry is in a court room and Anderson is behind bars. Read More
Barry Bonds’ trainer, Greg Anderson, told a federal judge in San Francisco on Tuesday that he refuses to testify in the baseball home-run champion’s perjury trial.Anderson answered “No,” when U.S. District Judge Susan Illston asked, “Will you testify here today?” Read More
A 12-person jury was selected Monday in the federal perjury trial of Barry Bonds, but attorneys were careful to reject those who seemed to have already made up their mind about the former Giants slugger accused of lying about taking steroids. Read More
So ... does time really heal all wounds? Or, specifically if you’re a Giants fan: Does the passing of a few seasons, the emergence of new heroes and the revelry of a current world championship erase the memories of misdeeds committed by heroes of the past? We’re about to find out, as the long-awaited perjury trial of Barry Bonds begins today in federal court. Read More
An open letter to Barry Bonds ...
Tough times bro. It seems like just yesterday you were San Francisco’s favorite son and baseball’s greatest star. Now the Feds are swarming over you like an al-Qaida operative.
Maybe you should avoid the waterboarding-style treatment you are sure to get in court and cut a deal. Read More
The federal judge in the perjury trial of home-run champion Barry Bonds will hear arguments in San Francisco on Tuesday on a final flurry of motions in which each side is seeking to predict and forestall the other’s trial strategy.U.S. District Judge Susan Illston has been ruling on motions in the case ever since the former San Francisco Giants slugger was first indicted in 2007 on charges of lying in 2003 to a federal grand jury investigating steroids distribution. Read More
With less than five weeks to go before the federal perjury trial of home run champion Barry Bonds in San Francisco, the judge presiding over the case asked both sides Friday whether they would consider a plea bargain."I've noticed how hard you're working on this case. Huge resources are being expended," U.S. District Judge Susan Illston told prosecution and defense lawyers at a status conference hearing. Read More
The 7½-year itch. The government’s unrelenting attempt to convict Barry Bonds begins once again next month, yet another form of March Madness.
According to the best reports, the feds are now into taxpayers for $6 million in trying to prove Barry is guilty of perjury and obstruction of justice. And they’ll be spending a great deal more. Read More