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December 12, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
The writers for the TV game show "Jeopardy" earned their pay this week with a subtle shot at Barry Bonds. One of the categories on Wednesday night's show was "Pop Quiz," which was about famous fathers and sons. The $1,000 answer, as read by host Alex Trebek, was: "He fathered baseball star Barry Bonds. " But if you looked at the game screen, you saw "He fathered baseball * Barry Bonds. " Putting an asterisk next to the name of baseball's all-time home run leader? Well done, Jeopardy writers.
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March 31, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
Barry Bonds, long reviled by many in Pittsburgh after leaving the Pirates after the 1992 season to sign a free-agent deal with the San Francisco Giants, will get a chance to make amends Monday. Bonds, now a special instructor with the Giants, will present Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen with his National League MVP award before the Pirates play the Chicago Cubs. Pirates President Frank Coonelly joined Starkey and Mueller to explain the thinking behind this move and how it all came together.
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March 11, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Barry Bonds, the former All-Star outfielder, has sold his Italian-inspired estate in gated Beverly Park for $22 million. Designed as a family home capable of hosting large-scale events, the 17,100-square-foot villa sits off a circular motor court with a fountain. The 1.85 acres of grounds include a swimming pool, a 2,100-square-foot sports court and an olive grove. Ceiling heights up to 30 feet, hand-painted murals, limestone columns and Venetian plaster walls are among interior details.
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March 11, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Barry Bonds, the former All-Star outfielder, has sold his Italian-inspired estate in gated Beverly Park for $22 million. Designed as a family home capable of hosting large-scale events, the 17,100-square-foot villa sits off a circular motor court with a fountain. The 1.85 acres of grounds include a swimming pool, a 2,100-square-foot sports court and an olive grove. Ceiling heights up to 30 feet, hand-painted murals, limestone columns and Venetian plaster walls are among interior details.
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April 24, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Barry Bonds' home run record has been removed ... not from the record books, like many people have wished, but from the walls of the San Francisco Giants' ballpark in San Francisco. The commemorative plaque honoring Bonds' record-setting 756th home run has disappeared from the right-center brick facade in AT&T Park, where it has hung since the start of the 2008 season. No one seems to know exactly what happened to it. Giants spokeswoman Staci Slaughter said Tuesday night that the team is conducting an investigation as to where the hardware may be. “We're not sure what happened," she said.
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May 29, 2012 | By Austin Knoblauch
Controversial home run king Barry Bonds isn't best known for his media savvy, but he had a lot to say while attending a San Francisco Giants game on Monday. The former slugger, who was convicted of obstruction of justice in April 2011, told reporters that he has talked to the Giants about working for the club. He said he recently met with Giants President and CEO Larry Baer regarding a potential position with the franchise. He has a personal-services contract with the team that could go into effect once his legal troubles are over.
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May 30, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Arizona State and Columbia could meet up this weekend in the NCAA baseball regional at Cal State Fullerton. The two schools are far apart academically (Columbia is fourth and Arizona State 139thin the U.S. News & World Report rankings), but both have produced top baseball players: Lou Gehrig (Columbia, 1922-23) and Barry Bonds (1982-86). Gehrig had 493 home runs. Bonds had 762 home runs. Gehrig won two MVP awards. Bonds won seven MVP awards. Gehrig won six World Series championships.
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January 29, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Perhaps hoping to hit a home run of a different sort, former baseball outfielder Barry Bonds has listed his Italian-inspired estate in Beverly Park for sale at $25 million. Designed to function as both a place to host large-scale events and as a family home, the 17,100-square-foot villa sits beside a circular motor court centered on a multi-tiered fountain. The 1.85 acres of grounds include an outdoor kitchen, a swimming pool with a cabana, a 2,100-square-foot sports court, an olive grove, lawn and a rose garden.
HEALTH
September 13, 2013 | By Maura Dolan
SAN FRANCISCO -- Former San Francisco Giant and home run king Barry Bonds said late Friday that he wants to begin serving his sentence on an obstruction of justice conviction.  Earlier in the day, a federal appeals court upheld his conviction for obstruction of justice for being evasive during grand jury testimony. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that someone may be convicted of obstruction for making factually true statements if they are intended to mislead or evade.
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December 17, 2011 | By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times
A federal judge Friday sentenced baseball slugger Barry Bonds to probation, 30 days' confinement in his Beverly Hills home and community service, but put the sentence on hold pending Bonds' appeal of his felony obstruction of justice conviction. U.S. District Judge Susan Illston, who presided over Bonds' perjury trial, said "the jury got it exactly right" when it convicted Bonds in April for evasive testimony to a federal grand jury investigating doping in professional sports. "Mr. Bonds made an effort to obstruct justice here," Illston said, but "he didn't manage to succeed.
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February 23, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Barry Bonds left baseball in 2007 and has kept a relatively low profile ever since. That will change sometime next month when baseball's all-time home run leader will become a spring training instructor for his former team, the San Francisco Giants. Manager Bruce Bochy said Saturday he thinks Bonds, 49, will be an asset to the Giants' hitters. Makes sense, seeing that Bonds holds the major league records for career home runs (762) and home runs in a season (71). He also had a .444 career on-base percentage and a .607 slugging percentage.
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January 8, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, a pair of 300-game winners renowned for a decade of excellence atop the Atlanta Braves' starting rotation, and Chicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas were elected to the Hall of Fame on Wednesday by the Baseball Writers Assn. of America. Maddux got 97.2% of the vote, the eighth-highest total in history. Glavine got 91.9% and Thomas 83.7%. Craig Biggio missed election by two votes, as he was named on 427 of 571 ballots. The 75% threshold for election required 429 votes.
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December 12, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
The writers for the TV game show "Jeopardy" earned their pay this week with a subtle shot at Barry Bonds. One of the categories on Wednesday night's show was "Pop Quiz," which was about famous fathers and sons. The $1,000 answer, as read by host Alex Trebek, was: "He fathered baseball star Barry Bonds. " But if you looked at the game screen, you saw "He fathered baseball * Barry Bonds. " Putting an asterisk next to the name of baseball's all-time home run leader? Well done, Jeopardy writers.
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October 29, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
BOSTON - If the St. Louis Cardinals lose another game, they lose the World Series. This ought to be the point when they decide they are not going to let David Ortiz beat them. "It's past the point of when I would have done it," Jarrod Washburn said Tuesday. When the Angels won the World Series in 2002, Washburn was their ace, and Troy Percival their closer. Barry Bonds played the role of Ortiz. The Angels beat the San Francisco Giants, in large part because the Angels determined Bonds would not beat them.
HEALTH
September 13, 2013 | By Maura Dolan
SAN FRANCISCO -- Former San Francisco Giant and home run king Barry Bonds said late Friday that he wants to begin serving his sentence on an obstruction of justice conviction.  Earlier in the day, a federal appeals court upheld his conviction for obstruction of justice for being evasive during grand jury testimony. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that someone may be convicted of obstruction for making factually true statements if they are intended to mislead or evade.
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August 5, 2013 | Bill Plaschke
The saddest part of another syringe-spitting afternoon in baseball Monday occurred when, for one of the first times this summer, Alex Rodriguez spoke the truth. He had just been hit with a drug suspension bigger than Barry Bonds' neck, a record 211 games that would carry him through next season and probably end his career. Yet he was dragging baseball further through the pill-littered muck by appealing the suspension. In fact, in a bit of breathtaking irony, his injured hip finally healed, he was using the exact day his suspension was announced to make his 2013 debut.
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March 3, 2009 | Staff and Wire Reports
The perjury trial of Barry Bonds has been delayed at least through July and probably beyond, as an appeal filed by prosecutors winds through the legal system. Federal court officials on Monday set a schedule for prosecutors and Bonds' lawyers to submit legal written arguments to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals debating the admissibility of three positive drug tests, so-called doping calendars and other evidence allegedly linking Bonds to steroid use.
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February 23, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Barry Bonds left baseball in 2007 and has kept a relatively low profile ever since. That will change sometime next month when baseball's all-time home run leader will become a spring training instructor for his former team, the San Francisco Giants. Manager Bruce Bochy said Saturday he thinks Bonds, 49, will be an asset to the Giants' hitters. Makes sense, seeing that Bonds holds the major league records for career home runs (762) and home runs in a season (71). He also had a .444 career on-base percentage and a .607 slugging percentage.
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July 23, 2013 | Bill Plaschke
There is a titillating chart accompanying this column that lists the actual winners of baseball's MVP and Cy Young awards if every phony winner who was busted for steroids was stripped of the prize. Ignore it. My editors wasted their time. The list is as worthless as a Ryan Braun promise ring. The reason is as obvious as Braun's lies. How can you insist a cheater give up an award to someone who also may have cheated? So goes the real shame in Braun's season-ending PED suspension from the Milwaukee Brewers this week.
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July 16, 2013
Baltimore slugger Chris Davis said Monday that he considers the single-season home run record to be Roger Maris' 61, rather than the official mark of 73 set by Barry Bonds. Davis is on pace to hit 62 this year. How convenient. Actually, he was referring to the widely held belief that Bonds' number was enhanced by steroids and Maris' was not. Either way, Davis could find himself in some pretty lofty company by the end of the season. But will he reach any of the magic numbers?
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