Barry Bonds

Barry Bonds stands in left field next to photos of Hank Aaron, left, and Babe Ruth on May 28, 2006. (Tony Avelar/AP)

Aaron doesn’t care about Bonds anymore

ATLANTA — The hair has been conquered by gray. He uses a…

Barry Bonds stands in left field next to photos of Hank Aaron, left, and Babe Ruth on May 28, 2006. (Tony Avelar/AP)
Barry Bonds is silhouetted against a mural of Hank Aaron on the outfield wall in Atlanta before a game between the Giants and the Braves on Aug. 14, 2007. (John Bazemore/AP)

Hall momentum for Bonds appalling

What am I missing? Barry Bonds cheated like a fiend, loading his…

Barry Bonds is silhouetted against a mural of Hank Aaron on the outfield wall in Atlanta before a game between the Giants and the Braves on Aug. 14, 2007. (John Bazemore/AP)
Former baseball players Doug Glanville, left, and Barry Bonds talk before a baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Bonds’ mother talked him into new job

Barry Bonds acknowledges that his job as Miami Marlins’ hitting coach may…

Former baseball players Doug Glanville, left, and Barry Bonds talk before a baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds smiles before a baseball game between the Giants and Chicago Cubs in San Francisco on Aug. 25, 2015. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Bonds: ‘I’m now a rookie coach’

MIAMI — If Barry Bonds thinks a full-time return to baseball will…

Former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds smiles before a baseball game between the Giants and Chicago Cubs in San Francisco on Aug. 25, 2015. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Former Giants slugger Barry Bonds will become the new hitting coach of the Miami Marlins. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Perfect place for Bonds: 3,000 miles away

The needle once moved for Barry Bonds in this city, so to…

Former Giants slugger Barry Bonds will become the new hitting coach of the Miami Marlins. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Former Giants slugger Barry Bonds is rumored to be the next hitting coach for the Miami Marlins. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Bonds to impart ‘lessons’ in Miami

It was just a matter of time before ex-Giants slugger Barry Bonds…

Former Giants slugger Barry Bonds is rumored to be the next hitting coach for the Miami Marlins. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Barry Bonds gives an interview prior to the Giants' game against the Washington Nationals in San Francisco on Thursday night. (Ben Margot/AP)

Bonds has ‘weight lifted off my shoulders’

Legally cleared at last, Barry Bonds is unconcerned with everybody else’s thoughts…

Barry Bonds gives an interview prior to the Giants' game against the Washington Nationals in San Francisco on Thursday night. (Ben Margot/AP)
Giants catcher Buster Posey needs help from his teammates if

The ‘Chase’ is Posey for MVP

You are more likely to hear an El Nino analysis from Buster…

Giants catcher Buster Posey needs help from his teammates if
Barry Bonds watches the Giants take batting practice before a game against the Philadelphia Phillies on July 11 in San Francisco. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Bonds wins, virtue loses

It looks like a gas station sign, the “756” plaque affixed to…

Barry Bonds watches the Giants take batting practice before a game against the Philadelphia Phillies on July 11 in San Francisco. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Federal authorities have  formally dropped their criminal prosecution of baseball giant Barry Bonds. AP FILE PHOTO/CHRIS CARLSON

Feds end prosecution of Barry Bonds without conviction

The U.S. Department of Justice formally dropped its criminal prosecution of Barry Bonds, Major…

Federal authorities have  formally dropped their criminal prosecution of baseball giant Barry Bonds. AP FILE PHOTO/CHRIS CARLSON
Candlestick Park has been reduced to a large pile of rubble and a lone-standing escalator, which will likely be the last thing demolished as a ceremonial end to the historical Bay Area structure. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

The Candlestick Ruins: Memories and an escalator to nowhere

It was foggy and windy, of course, on the corner of Harney…

Candlestick Park has been reduced to a large pile of rubble and a lone-standing escalator, which will likely be the last thing demolished as a ceremonial end to the historical Bay Area structure. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
At 28, three-time All-Star Buster Posey has reached an elite level among major league catchers. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Old man Buster

Sometime between his third World Series parade last autumn, his springtime anointment…

At 28, three-time All-Star Buster Posey has reached an elite level among major league catchers. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner file photoBarry Bonds was smiling plenty Monday at his Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame induction

Balls: Just give it up, Barry

By his standards, Barry Bonds couldn’t have been more charming than at…

Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner file photoBarry Bonds was smiling plenty Monday at his Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame induction
Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoDuring his induction to the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame on Monday

Spander: Bonds shows side we’ve rarely seen

They had dined on steak. Then came the induction ceremony and Barry…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoDuring his induction to the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame on Monday
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerA smiling Barry Bonds takes a selfie next to his stone-faced plaque during the slugger's induction into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame on Monday.

At last, Bonds gets call from a Hall

Five athletes were admitted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerA smiling Barry Bonds takes a selfie next to his stone-faced plaque during the slugger's induction into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame on Monday.
Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner file photoBarry Bonds was smiling plenty Monday at his Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame induction

Feds may ask Supreme Court to reinstate Bonds’ conviction

Federal prosecutors are considering whether to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to…

Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner file photoBarry Bonds was smiling plenty Monday at his Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame induction
Chris Carlson/2014 AP file photoBarry Bonds

Mariotti: Bonds still a bum, belongs nowhere near Hall

So now we can expect the Incredible Shrinking Barry Bonds to hit…

Chris Carlson/2014 AP file photoBarry Bonds
AP Photo/Chris Carlson

Barry Bonds' obstruction conviction thrown out by appeals court

Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction was reversed Wednesday by the 9th…

AP Photo/Chris Carlson
Eric Risberg/2007 AP file photoGiants legends Willie Mays

Mariotti: Bonds gobsmacks his godfather

Other than friends, family, Bernie Madoff and Pinocchio, no one should be…

Eric Risberg/2007 AP file photoGiants legends Willie Mays
Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner file photoBarry Bonds was smiling plenty Monday at his Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame induction

We've got Balls, and now so do you

Strange how Balls bounce sometimes, isn't it? It was a few years…

Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner file photoBarry Bonds was smiling plenty Monday at his Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame induction