Once or twice a week, senior center fielder Jordan Paroubeck of Serra High in San Mateo receives a request from Major League Baseball scouts to put on a batting practice session for them. 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
Steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa were denied entry to baseball’s Hall of Fame, with voters failing to elect any candidates for only the second time in four decades.
Bonds received just 36.2 percent of the vote, Clemens 37.6 and Sosa 12.5 in totals announced Wednesday by the Hall and the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. They were appearing on the ballot for the first time and have up to 14 more years to make it to Cooperstown. Read More
There’s a chance the podium under the chandeliers in the gold-and-ivory-colored Vanderbilt Room of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel will go unused.
With the cloud of steroids shrouding the candidacies of Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and others, baseball writers may fail for only the second time in more than four decades to elect anyone to the Hall of Fame, rendering a news conference unnecessary. Read More
The first two selections on my baseball Hall of Fame ballot last month were Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens because they were the best player and best pitcher of their generation. Performance has always been my sole criteria. 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
Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa are set to show up on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time, and fans will soon find out whether drug allegations block the former stars from reaching baseball’s shrine.
The ballot will be announced today.
Craig Biggio, Mike Piazza and Curt Schilling are certain to be among the other first-time eligibles. Jack Morris, Jeff Bagwell and Tim Raines are the top holdover candidates. Read More
Despite multiple local examples to the contrary, some writers insist that team chemistry was essential to the Giants success this year. Read More
Matt Cain tossed seven superb innings en route to his sixth straight win and Pablo Sandoval recorded two hits and two RBIs as the Giants posted their seventh victory in nine games with a 6-0 shutout of the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday at AT&T Park.
Buster Posey drove in a run to become the first Giant with 100 RBIs in a season since Barry Bonds in 2004 as the National League West champions improved to 7-2 on their 10-game homestand. Read More