After years of beyond-belief denials and "it happened in the past" non-answers, this week appears to mark the unofficial beginning to the final installment of Major League Baseball's truth and reconciliation commission for the steroid era.
Arguably the best pitcher of modern times, Roger Clemens, is in the seventh week of a federal trial in which he is accused of perjuring himself before Congress by denying steroid use.
Manny Ramirez is trying to clean up his shattered reputation as he nears a return to the big leagues after his second suspension over performance-enhancing drugs.
And now comes Barry Bonds -- the most prolific home-run hitter ever, and the man who became baseball's biggest villain in one of its darkest hours -- saying he wants to rejoin the San Francisco Giants in some capacity after his steroid-related legal problems are behind him.
All of this in the shadow of what could later this year be the most controversial Hall of Fame vote in history. That's when Bonds a...