Not really much to add to this other than:
1) Why did it take so long?
2) Does this really surprise anyone?
We were telling you the truth back in 2007 and many people were giving us grief back then about slamming the “greatest player in baseball.” Should there be an asterisk next to his record 70 home runs? For that matter, any season totals for Mark McGwire or Sammy Sosa should be highlighted as well. In our opinion the MLB single season home run champ remains Roger Maris.
Details from The San Francisco Gate:
Barry Bonds, the former Giants outfielder and baseball’s all-time home-run leader, was convicted Wednesday of obstruction of justice for giving evasive answers to a federal grand jury that questioned him about his use of performance-enhancing drugs.
The jury that convicted Bonds in federal court in San Francisco deadlocked on three perjury charges. U.S. District Judge Susan Illston declared a mistrial on those counts. The jury returned its verdict after a three-week trial. The panel began its deliberations Friday.
Talk about . . . Winning! (Apologies to Charlie Sheen.) Forget anything else that has happened or will happen during this long saga of “did Barry Bonds take steroids or not” saga: when his former mistress, Kimberly Bell testified on Tuesday that the former Home Run King’s balls shrunk to the size of raisins, it was over. Nothing anyone else can say will top that, or will have the same visual impact. Forget about Bonds’ head swelling, him losing his hair or getting acne. All of that pales–at least to most men–to having your nuts shrunk. And it was revealed for all the world by his former mistress who only wanted Bonds to pay for her house in Arizona.
Here’s more from the UK’s Telegrah:
Kimberly Bell, the baseball player’s former mistress, claimed Bonds became increasingly irritable with her, and repeatedly said he would “cut off my head and leave me in a ditch.” She also claimed Bonds threatened to “tear out” her breast implants.
Miss Bell also told a jury that Bonds suffered hair loss, impotence and acne. She said his testicles took on an “unusual” shape, and that the player asked her if she thought other people would notice bloating on parts of his body.