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Don’t Put Your Stock in Bonds

By on 7.11.06 | 6:05PM

"Sources" within major league baseball believe that Barry Bonds will be indicted for perjury and tax evasion by a San Francisco grand jury when it disbands in the next few weeks, according to a report in the New York Daily News. I hope they're correct. Where they're not correct is when they write:

"A Bonds indictment, coming just two months after he passed Babe Ruth on the all-time home run list, would be a public relations calamity for the game."

On the contrary. A Bonds indictment is like a disinfectant, albeit tardy and incomplete, for the game. And on the more cynical side, it may spare Bud Selig and his minions from their true public relations calamity: having to congratulate this loathsome figure on breaking the game's all-time homerun record, when most everyone watching would know the achievement was a fraud.

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