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Vada Pinson Fan
01-24-2008, 04:48 PM
After reading this article I can't see how such a motion can be granted. The governments lawyers, I'm quite sure, wouldn't make such a novice mistake especially given the time this ordeal has taken.

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080123&content_id=2353973&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

A case of 'couldn't hurt to try'.

Bip Roberts
01-24-2008, 04:51 PM
Hes screwed

Vada Pinson Fan
01-24-2008, 06:00 PM
Yeah, I think so too. It was amazing this past Monday night when FSN-Ohio showed their 2nd Reds Rewind Classic episode (Pirates at Reds- 1990 NLCS Game 6) and seeing Barry Bonds then and knowing what he looks like now. But as we've seen (before) big money has a way, a huge way of getting yourself out of trouble...which of course retains the finest lawyers for Mr.Bonds.

gedred69
01-25-2008, 12:20 AM
Why even care...............

Revering4Blue
02-28-2008, 08:00 PM
Not to be taken seriously.




The pros and cons of Barry Bonds


Barry Bonds remains unsigned, despite his remarkable résumé.

It's not just his 762 career homers. Bonds may be 43, but he still posted a gaudy 1.045 OPS last season.

Yes, he has pending legal issues. But since when has that been such a concern regarding a player who can perform at a high level?

Page 2 breaks down the pluses and minuses of signing Bonds for each of the 30 major league teams.

AL East

BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Pro: Bonds would be a sure bet to be team's sole All-Star Game representative.
Con: He would remind fans of the 2005 media guide cover.

BOSTON RED SOX
Pro: Bonds would improve range and defense in left field.
Con: Blog duels with Schilling could get nasty.

NEW YORK YANKEES
Pro: That short porch in right would be perfect for him.
Con: Goodness gracious, Suzyn Waldman might have a heart attack introducing him.

TAMPA BAY RAYS
Pro: Could do great juice promotions at Tropicana Field.
Con: Not sure of testing policy in lawn bowling.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS
Pro: Bonds speaks fluent Canadian.
Con: He prefers to get paid these days in Euros.

AL Central

CHICAGO WHITE SOX
Pro: Could steal thunder from Cubs.
Con: Bonds, A.J. Pierzynski and Ozzie Guillen in the same clubhouse … oh, wait, that's a good thing.

CLEVELAND INDIANS
Pro: Paul Byrd will happily share his dentist's phone number.
Con: Midges swarm to steroid-enhanced sweat.

DETROIT TIGERS
Pro: Would be reunited with Jim Leyland.
Con: Not enough research has been done on how steroids and second-hand smoke affect the body.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS
Pro: Royals fitting name for home run king.
Con: Cheers for homers muffled by bags over fans heads.

MINNESOTA TWINS
Pro: Friendly state is perfect place to revitalize mojo.
Con: Will be traded to Boston by August.

AL West

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LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM
Pro: Would provide nice one-two lefty-righty punch with Vlad Guerrero.
Con: Upsets teammates by refusing to spell Chone Figgins' name correctly.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS
Pro: Easy commute from courthouse to ballpark
Con: Poor plate appearances might not sit well with some members of the jury.

SEATTLE MARINERS
Pro: Well, they have no lefty power hitters, nobody who draws walks and no DH.
Con: Bonds reportedly not a fan of Starbucks' new "skinny mocha" drink

TEXAS RANGERS
Pro: Bonds will be perceived as a good influence on teammates (at least when compared to Milton Bradley)
Con: Rangers are a perfect team for MVP-caliber players who have never won a ring (think A-Rod, Juan Gone).

NL East

ATLANTA BRAVES
Pro: Centers for Disease Control is based in Atlanta, in case Bonds' head continues to expand to enormous size.
Con: CDC spending money on more urgent matters like bird flu.

FLORIDA MARLINS
Pro: In wide-open NL, Bonds could be all it takes to lead Marlins to NL title and help get a new ballpark built.
Con:Even then, nobody will show up.

NEW YORK METS
Pro: Moises and Barry -- the perfect geezer platoon in LF!
Con: Might be mistaken for Mr. Met.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
Pro: Would give the home fans a player they could all feel comfortable booing.
Con: No con.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Pro: Won't have to travel for congressional hearings.
Con: "C'mon, bro" defense already used by Paul Lo Duca.

NL Central


CHICAGO CUBS
Pro: Signing Bonds would be an effective way to get that payroll even higher.
Con: Leather recliner would take up too much space in tiny Wrigley clubhouse.

CINCINNATI REDS
Pro: Gives the Reds another lefty slugger to go with Griffey and Dunn.
Con: "Big Head Machine" headlines.

HOUSTON ASTROS
Pro: Can hang out with Roger Clemens and Lance Armstrong in spare time.
Con: The slight chance that Bonds would slam into the center-field flag pole at Minute Maid Park … then again, his big head could probably withstand the hit.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS
Pro: Bonds may be the bat to get Brewers into the playoffs for the first time since 1982.
Con: Not enough research has been on how steroids and bratwurst affect the body.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES
Pro: Return to the team that brought him to the majors.
Con: Pirates already broke the bank with Doug Mientkiewicz signing.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
Pro: Have you seen the Cardinals' lineup lately? Seriously, go look … see what we mean?
Con: Not to mention Matt Clement and Mark Mulder in the rotation.

NL West

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
Pro: Lots of retirement communities for Bonds to move into.
Con: Phoenix already has one ex-superstar who is broken down, can't play defense and can't run.

COLORADO ROCKIES
Pro: Great school system for Bonds' kids.
Con: If it doesn't work out, unlikely to find another sucker willing to take on Bonds' contract.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS
Pro: Kick in the gut for Giants and their fans. Also would make for a heartfelt reunion with Jeff Kent.
Con: Proximity to Hollywood might inspire another season of "Bonds on Bonds."

SAN DIEGO PADRES
Pro: Bonds will appear downright healthy compared to Mark Prior.
Con: Will have World Series hopes shattered when supposed "greatest closer ever" can't protect a three-run lead in a $%#@ing big game!

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
Pro: Can race Bengie Molina and Zippy Chippy during seventh-inning stretch publicity stunt.
Con: Who needs Bonds when you have Rich Aurilia hitting cleanup?!?!

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=bonds/080225

namichael
02-29-2008, 08:11 AM
Maybe Bonds and Clemens could share a sell. They have quite a bit in common.:D

Nick