The price of selling out to greatness

Barry Bonds found the perfect performance formula, one that cost him everything

Updated: April 15, 2011, 2:10 PM ET
By Doug Glanville | ESPN.com

When I was a rookie with the Chicago Cubs, I always got a kick out of listening to Mark Grace and Shawon Dunston argue. They didn't agree on anything. If Shawon said up, Grace said down. If Shawon wound up his rocket arm after a running start from shortstop and threw a strike to first, Grace would still curse him out for trying to handcuff him on a routine play.

However, they did agree that Barry Bonds was the best player they had seen. They fought over who would get the best view ...

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