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Prosecution swings and misses

Approaches to witness testimony on Tuesday limit opportunities to impact jury

Updated: March 29, 2011, 9:39 PM ET
By Lester Munson | ESPN.com

SAN FRANCISCO -- In their effort to persuade a San Francisco jury that Barry Bonds lied about his use of steroids, federal prosecutors on Tuesday touched lightly on material that could have been powerful evidence of Bonds' guilt. And they offered testimony from three former baseball players that was dramatic but may ultimately be ineffective.

An examination of the two prosecution offerings and analyses of their effectiveness:

Opportunity squandered

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