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Baseball needs Barry Bonds

Baseball needs a villain. And that's why Barry Bonds is the best thing baseball's got going, says Alan Grant.

Updated: April 18, 2006, 11:17 AM ET
By Alan Grant | Special to Page 2

We need Barry.

We're sitting in the bleachers of SBC Park, and instead of No. 25, we're looking at Mark Sweeney. Sweeney has graciously tossed a few balls into the stands. It's a nice gesture, but still.

Tuesday night's game was rained out, so here we are, on a pleasant but hollow Thursday night, watching the Giants leave enough people on base to populate a small island. About an hour before the first pitch, we learned that a federal grand jury is investigating whether Barry Bonds committed ...

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