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    AP: Bonds to sue over book

    Apparently Bonds is suing over "Game of Shadows." What a shock.
    And this one belongs to the Reds!!!- Hall of Famer Marty Brennaman

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    Re: AP: Bonds to sue over book

    Quote Originally Posted by CincyRedsFan30
    Apparently Bonds is suing over "Game of Shadows." What a shock.
    Reclaiming his good name that has been soiled by this tragedy, no doubt.

    Maybe he could get Giambi, Palmeiro, McGwire, and Sosa to go in on a class action.
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    Re: AP: Bonds to sue over book

    So, he's going to take the stand and open himself up to countless perjury charges? This could get interesting.

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    Re: AP: Bonds to sue over book

    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynRedz
    So, he's going to take the stand and open himself up to countless perjury charges? This could get interesting.
    Exactly. Talk about a move almost sure to backfire.
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    Re: AP: Bonds to sue over book

    He probably just wants a cut of the profits...
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: AP: Bonds to sue over book

    Bonds isnt filing suit for libel, he is suing to have the authors of the book turn over any profits they make. He isnt suing to clear his name, but rather to make a dollar.
    http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cg...NG3OHSVC84.DTL

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    Re: AP: Bonds to sue over book

    So Bonds doses with multiple chemical cocktails and then seeks to make money off it when someone exposes it? He's my hero.
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    Re: AP: Bonds to sue over book

    Quote Originally Posted by MasonBuzz3
    Bonds isnt filing suit for libel, he is suing to have the authors of the book turn over any profits they make. He isnt suing to clear his name, but rather to make a dollar.
    http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cg...NG3OHSVC84.DTL
    LOL -- I was kidding. I guess I was right...
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: AP: Bonds to sue over book

    Quote Originally Posted by MasonBuzz3
    Bonds isnt filing suit for libel, he is suing to have the authors of the book turn over any profits they make. He isnt suing to clear his name, but rather to make a dollar.
    http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cg...NG3OHSVC84.DTL
    Are you freaking kidding me? Wow. I did not think it was possible for barry Bonds to make himself look worse than he already has.
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    Re: AP: Bonds to sue over book

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum
    Are you freaking kidding me? Wow. I did not think it was possible for barry Bonds to make himself look worse than he already has.
    Agreed, just when you thought Barry Bonds couldn't do any more damage to his reputation......
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    Re: AP: Bonds to sue over book

    I guess if your reputation is in the gutter, why not try to make money off of it.
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    Re: AP: Bonds to sue over book

    To be fair (not that Bonds deserves it), there's probably a sound legal reason for this type of suit. My guess is that if Bonds sued for libel, the entire issue of whether he went on the juice would be on trial. He'd have to take the stand and insist he wasn't. The defendants would be presenting mountains of evidence that he was.

    This is probably an attempt to narrow the focus of the suit.

    IMO, this suit indicates just how weak Bonds' footing is at the moment. If MLB conducted a hasty investigation and banned him from the game I doubt he'd have a leg to stand on. Any challenge to that ruling would have to involve the commissioner's finding of fact that he'd played the game while using a host of illegal substances. Bonds has just all but sent up flare that he doesn't think he can win that fight.
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    Re: AP: Bonds to sue over book

    So, this isn't about disputing the content of the book?

    This is "the book is about me and what size slice of the pie do I get"?

    Good God.

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    Re: AP: Bonds to sue over book

    His attorney is claiming that the grand jury information in the book was illegally obtained. Not that the book is wrong.

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    Re: AP: Bonds to sue over book

    Quote Originally Posted by M2
    To be fair (not that Bonds deserves it), there's probably a sound legal reason for this type of suit. My guess is that if Bonds sued for libel, the entire issue of whether he went on the juice would be on trial. He'd have to take the stand and insist he wasn't. The defendants would be presenting mountains of evidence that he was.

    This is probably an attempt to narrow the focus of the suit.

    IMO, this suit indicates just how weak Bonds' footing is at the moment. If MLB conducted a hasty investigation and banned him from the game I doubt he'd have a leg to stand on. Any challenge to that ruling would have to involve the commissioner's finding of fact that he'd played the game while using a host of illegal substances. Bonds has just all but sent up flare that he doesn't think he can win that fight.
    Bonds would never win in a million years on a libel suit. Truth is a complete defense. Additionally, being a public figure, Bonds would have to show that the reporters either a) KNEW that there assertions were false b) recklessly disregarded their falsity.

    The chief problem with Bonds would that it would add major fuel to the fire - I would imagine they could admit a great deal of the Balco evidence (stuff we've only heard rumors about), doping schedules, anecdotal evidence - it would be extremely bad for Bonds.


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