Bonds of infamy?
This is the direction that this whole Barry Bonds saga may be headed. Reportedly, a grand jury is hearing testimony related to the question of whether Bonds may have perjured himself during the BALCO investigation, and you would have to assume that could drag out over months, rather than weeks. Bonds' career might be over before a complete resolution, whether he is cleared of charges, whether he is acquitted or found guilty. This case may play out quickly enough to affect his playing time and his efforts to pass Babe Ruth and then Hank Aaron on the all-time home run list.
But a conviction of Bonds in a steroid-related matter would effectively provide Major League Baseball with the opportunity to distance itself from his accomplishments. And I think baseball will seize on that chance.
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