BARRY BONDS NEWS

Hawkeyes douse NCAA drought, seek splash vs. Ducks

The last time Iowa played in an NCAA baseball tournament:* The Chicago Cubs were only 45 years removed from their last World Series appearance.* Barry Bonds was four months from winning the first of his seven National League MVP awar
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
22 hours ago

Bonds set to make a return to Pittsburgh

  Barry Bonds will be back in Pittsburgh in mid-September as the Josh Gibson Foundation is set to honor the former outfielder. 'Bonds will receive the 2015 Josh Gibson Lifetime Legacy Award from the Gibson Foundation and the Negro League. In 2001, the league also presented Bonds with the Josh Gibson Legacy Award, given to the league leaders in home runs,” according to the Pittsburgh...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Kipnis likes to lead off

On Monday (May 19th), Jason Kipnis 0/3 with a sacrifice bunt and officially ended one of the hottest streaks since Barry Bonds was destroying everyone in 2004. This night ended his streak of eight consecutive games where he reached base at least three times, a streak in which he had 20 hits (seven for extra bases), four walks and three time hit by pitch. While somehow he didn’t...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Assessing a potential Barry Bonds grievance

Barry Bonds last played in a major league game in 2007. Eight years later, he is now reportedly preparing to file a grievance against Major League Baseball, contending that MLB and its teams improperly colluded to prematurely drive him from the game. As you may recall, back in 2007 Bonds hit an impressive .276/.480/.565 during […]
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Imagining Barry Bonds on the 2008 Angels

On Monday, Jon Heyman reported Barry Bonds will file a grievance against MLB citing all 30 teams colluded to keep him out of baseball following his 2007 campaign, the year he broke Hank Aaron‘s home run record. In 2008, Bonds’ agent Jeff Borris said Bonds was willing to play for the league minimum or for “free,” donating his salary to purchase tickets for kids. Two things...
Via Monkey with a Halo
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Bonds going after MLB for collusion

San Francisco Giants legend Barry Bonds is going after Major League Baseball over the way his career ended in 2007. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the All-Time home run king is proceeding with a case against MLB and claiming collusion by the league’s owners. Bonds apparently feels that teams got together after he...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bonds reportedly working on collusion lawsuit against MLB

Barry Bonds reportedly is preparing to go on the offensive against Major League Baseball. Baseball's all-time home run king is working on a lawsuit against MLB, claiming that teams colluded to prevent him from playing following the 2007, CBS Sports reported Monday. A U.S. Court of Appeals last month reversed Bonds' 2011 felony conviction for obstruction of justice in the BACLO case...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Bonds Working on Collusion Lawsuit Against MLB Teams

Barry Bonds is MLB’s all-time home run king. He’s one of the greatest hitters in the history of the game. He was also forced out of the game following the 2007 season. While some will have us believe this was due to a regression from top dog to over-the-hill veteran, Bonds himself is not buying that. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Bonds is currently in the midst of filing...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Barry Bonds Arranging to Sue MLB for Collusion

Baseball’s all-time home run hitter, Barry Bonds, is striving towards filing a lawsuit against Major League Baseball on the notion of teams colluding against him after the conclusion of the 2007 season. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com was the first to report on the pending lawsuit Monday. Bonds has long contended that a collusion of MLB owners effectively ended his career following...
Via Baseball Essential
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Bonds enters Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame

SAN FRANCISCO -- Home run king Barry Bonds has a place in one Hall of Fame, at least: the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame. Bonds was set to be enshrined Monday night in San Francisco alongside his former manager, Dusty Baker, late Warriors owner Franklin Mieuli, golfer Roger Maltbie and freestyle skier Jonny Moseley. The 50-year-old Bonds had his obstruction of justice conviction thrown...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Bonds in Hall of Fame - the Bay Area Sports Hall

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Home run king Barry Bonds has a place in one Hall of Fame, at least: the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame. Bonds was set to be enshrined Monday night in San Francisco alongside his former manager, Dusty Baker, late Warriors owner Franklin Mieuli, golfer Roger Maltbie and freestyle skier Jonny Moseley. The 50-year-old Bonds had his obstruction of justice conviction...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

CAN SAN FRANCISCO SUPPORT A NASL CLUB?

By:Anay Patel San Francisco is one of the strongest professional sports markets in the country. From the 5 time Super Bowl champion San Francisco 49ers that dominated the football scene in the 80s and 90s, to the Barry Bonds era of the 2000s and the 3 time World Series Champion SF Giants, and now the future plans to move the Warriors to San Francisco, San Franciscans have had no...
Via Total MLS
17 days ago  |  Discuss

This Day in Baseball: Bonds Splashes Down for First Time

On this day in 2000, Barry Bonds became the first player to hit a home run into McCovey Cove. Bonds took Rich Rodriguez of the New York Mets deep on an absolute bomb, setting off the first boat chase for a home run ball in history. The kayakers in the cove waiting for a ball to land have since become one of the most iconic features of the truly beautiful AT&T Park. I was distraught...
Via Baseball Essential
25 days ago  |  Discuss

9th Circuit gives feds time to take Bonds to Supreme Court

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A federal appeals court has granted a motion from prosecutors that gives them until at least July 22 to decide whether to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which threw out Bonds' conviction in a 10-1 vote last week, issued a one-page order Thursday that stays the issuance...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Feds might ask Supreme Court to reinstate Barry Bonds' conviction

  Federal prosecutors are considering whether to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction. The U.S. Attorney's Office in San Francisco on Tuesday asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which overturned the conviction last week, not to send the case back to District Court for final procedures. Prosecutors said they are deliberating...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Feds may ask Supreme Court to reinstate Bonds' conviction

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Federal prosecutors are considering whether to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction. The U.S. Attorney's Office in San Francisco on Tuesday asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which overturned the conviction last week, not to return the case to District Court for final procedures. Prosecutors say they...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s next for Barry Bonds?

Barry Bonds: ambassador of baseball. Far-fetched? A few years ago, sure; heck, even a few weeks ago. But with Bonds’ felony conviction for obstruction of justice overturned and his record clean, baseball seems more than willing to welcome its home run king back in the fold. Even commissioner Rob Manfred suggested he’d like to see Bonds engaged in the game. But what role could...
Via The Outside Corner
28 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s next for Barry Bonds?

Barry Bonds: ambassador of baseball. Far-fetched? A few years ago, sure; heck, even a few weeks ago. But with Bonds’ felony conviction for obstruction of justice overturned and his record clean, baseball seems more than willing to welcome its home run king back in the fold. Even commissioner Rob Manfred suggested he’d like to see Bonds engaged in the game. But what role could...
Via Bloguin Best
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Home run king Barry Bonds' legacy might always be tarnished

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) For the first time in more than a decade, Barry Bonds is in the clear. His conviction overturned on appeal, baseball's home run king is no longer a felon. Yet his reputation might have been forever tarnished and the Hall of Fame's doors could remain shut. Despite a decision that he didn't break any laws, many fans - and even some baseball peers - concluded the...
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

A timeline in the career of Barry Bonds

A timeline of the key dates in the career of Barry Bonds, and the investigation into federal charges he lied when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs: June 3, 1985 - Barry Bonds, son of major league All-Star Bobby Bonds, is selected by Pittsburgh with the fifth pick in the first round of amateur draft. May 30, 1986 - Bonds makes major league debut at Los Angeles, popping...
Via AP on Fox
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Barry Bonds’ Obstruction Of Justice Conviction Reversed By Appeal

NEW YORK — Barry Bonds’ obstruction of justice conviction was thrown out Wednesday by a federal court of appeals, which ruled 10-1 that his meandering answer before a grand jury in 2003 was not material to the government’s investigation into illegal steroids distribution. “Real-life witness examinations, unlike those in movies and on television...
Via NESN.com
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction thrown out by appeals court

  Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction was reversed Wednesday by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled his meandering answer before a grand jury in 2003 was not material to the government's investigation into steroids distribution. Bonds, baseball's career home runs leader, was indicted in 2007 for his testimony four years earlier before the grand jury investigating...
Via AP on Fox
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Bonds' obstruction conviction thrown out by appeals court

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction was reversed Wednesday by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled his meandering answer before a grand jury in 2003 was not material to the government's investigation into steroids distribution. Bonds, baseball's career home runs leader, was indicted in 2007 for his testimony four years earlier before the...
Via AP on Fox
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction reversed by 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction reversed by 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals.
Via AP on Fox
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Home Runs, Steroids & Politics: Barry Bonds Is the Greatest Ever

It’s easy to put a gigantic asterisk next to the career of Barry Bonds. It’s easy to discredit all of his accomplishments because of the steroid usage. The 762 home runs, seven MVP awards, the 2,935 hits, and the numerous other accolades, will forever be overshadowed by the fact Barry Bonds cheated. There is just one small fact, people tend to forget when thinking about Bonds...
Via Baseball Essential
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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