Surprise, surprise

Two developments Tuesday in Bonds trial could have major impact on trial's outcome

Updated: April 5, 2011, 10:57 PM ET
By Lester Munson | ESPN.com

SAN FRANCISCO -- Federal prosecutors and the Barry Bonds legal team have spent countless hours preparing for the perjury trial that has now completed its 10th day. One of the principal goals of their endless preparation was to eliminate the chance of a surprise during the trial.

On Tuesday, two major surprises occurred -- a court ruling that barred a tape-recorded conversation that would have been blockbuster evidence for prosecutors, and a statement from Bonds' lead lawyer that Bonds ...

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