Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 12/18/11
At the end, all you could do was laugh. Eight years, tens of millions of dollars spent, Congressional hearings, trials, convictions, and here's what justice looked like for Barry Bonds: Home confinement for 30 days. Two years of probation and 250 hours of community service. And, of course, a $4,000 fine. That's got to be my favorite part. Bonds earned more than $188 million over 22 seasons in the major leagues, or roughly $15,000 per plate appearance. Heck, a $4,000 fine doesn't even amount to a single strike in the career of Barry Bonds. Perhaps obstructing justice just isn't what it used to be. But finally, after so many years of calling him a steroid user and a liar, it might be time to tip our caps to Bonds. If nothing else, Bonds is a patient man. He famously once challenged the government to investigate him, and it did, taking down BALCO and a litany of famous athletes, and forever damaging the credibility of both baseball and some of its most hallowed records. Damage was ...
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