In an unusual verdict coming out of a federal courtroom on Wednesday, Barry Bonds was convicted of obstruction of justice but a mistrial was declared on all three perjury counts against him.
He entered fabulous and exits forlorn, his numbers penned into the books with disappearing ink. Like so many of his bulging brethren, Manny Ramirez’s legacy stirs in baseball purgatory.
The jury in the Barry Bonds trial will now decide his fate after both sides made their closing arguments in a federal courtroom in San Francisco, California.
The man at the center of Roger Clemens’ perjury indictment railed against the notion that he’s a “rat” on Monday morning. “I didn’t give up anything. I got caught up in a situation and I did what was right,” Brian McNamee told WEEI radio.
It’s a bad time for bad boys. Roger Clemens may have misremembered his way into an orange jumpsuit. Lawrence Taylor is, well, Lawrence Taylor. And perhaps the pack leader of these dirty dogs, Barry Bonds, is on trial for perjury.