You know that great big elephant in the room everybody has been ignoring? Well, nobody is ignoring it anymore.
It came down this afternoon: Barry Lamar Bonds has been indicted for perjury and obstruction of justice, which just so happens to have a potential 30 year prison sentence to go along with it.
Anyone with half a brain and not blind knew Barry wasn't buying his supplements from the local GNC: we've all been thinking it, and the legal system must have enough on him to go forward. They've been looking into this for what seems like that past 20 years.
I have no clue what they know now they didn't know 3 years ago: I DO know his longtime friend and personal trainer was released from prison on contempt of court charges today. Charges made because he wouldn't rat out Bonds.
I'm not accusing anyone of anything: all I'm saying if this was a movie, Joe Pesci would be stopping off at his Mom's house to borrow a really big knife and a shovel.
Bigger picture? I'm worried Bonds is just the first domino in the box: you'd have to be Forrest Gump to think there are no past/present Red Sox players whose names aren't going to surface in all of this, and thinking about that, well, it makes me sad.
We also learned today what the price is for someones pride and dignity: $275 million spread out over 10 years. Maybe Gordon Gecko was right: Greed IS Good. Also, 2007 version of Steinbrenner is just as clueless as 1977 Steinbrenner. Not only have they committed to Arod, they signed a 36 year old catcher for 4 years/$52 million, offered a 38 year old pitcher $45 million for 3 years, and are trying to convince the world they'll pay a Gold Glove 3B $60 million over the next 4 years to play FIRST.
If you look up the word dink in the dictionary, you'll find the NY Yankee logo.
Is it Opening Day yet?
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