Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Yesterday Barry Bonds was found guilty of obstruction of justice. He will not spend a minute in jail, the bastard, and he will of course continue to enjoy his millions of dollars. (When I was a kid we used to have a common saying that went something like "cheaters never win." From the perspective of where we are now, the saying "Cheaters are not only ubiquitous, but they always win." seems much more appropriate.) The jury hung on three counts of perjury. There's no question that Bonds lied through his teeth about whether or not he juiced up with steroids, but the narrow legal issue turned on whether he did so knowingly. Are you kidding me? Nonetheless, Bonds is now forever marked with being found guilty of a felony, which should insure that his noxious presence never disgraces the Hall of Fame.