Giants had to part ways with Bonds to move forward

Updated: September 22, 2007, 5:10 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Well, at least the San Francisco Giants found a way to dissuade the local media from obsessing over the state of Barry Bonds' sprained big toe.

They gave him the boot.

Harsh? Sure, that characterization is harsh. But it's never easy for a team to sever ties with a player who has been the face of the franchise for a decade and a half -- particularly when the player has no desire to leave. Factor in Bonds' ego and the feeling among some people in the Giants' front office that the ...

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