Thursday, April 13, 2006

Bonds Under Federal Investigation

With the recent release of the book, Game of Shadows, it was only a matter of time before Barry Bonds got in the crosshairs of the federal government. It appears that time is now, as CNN is reporting that a federal grand jury has been hearing evidence for the past month or so on whether Bonds committed perjury during his December 4, 2003 grand jury appearance for the BALCO investigation. And if the information in Game of Shadows is accurate, Bonds could be facing an indictment in the very near future.

To a certain degree, the Bonds saga breaks my heart. Here was a guy who was a phenomenal player, an unbelievable talent, yet he still felt that he had to take performance enhancing drugs. On the flip side, there is a part of me that would be delighted to see Barry Bonds being led away handcuffs. I have grown weary of his woe is me shtick and his unbelievable arrogance in media interviews and that god awful show Bonds on Bonds. Bonds has tarnished the game and it would be an absolute travesty if he were to break Hank Aaron's record (and believe it or not Barry, your race plays no factor in this belief).