January 9, 2013 |
PHOENIX - If Mark McGwire had a Hall of Fame ballot, for whom would he have voted? McGwire wouldn't say. “I don't vote,” McGwire said. Asked if he would have voted for Barry Bonds, McGwire sidestepped the question. “I really don't have opinions on a lot of things,” McGwire said. “Barry Bonds was quite a ballplayer. He was pretty damn awesome. That's all I can say.” McGwire, who was at the Dodgers' winter development camp as the team's new hitting coach, was polite but diplomatic when asked about about the fact that no players were elected to the Hall of Fame on Wednesday.
November 29, 2012 |
Barry Bonds really wants to make the Hall of Fame and doesn't understand why people are still mad at him, he said Wednesday. "I don't even know how to explain it," Bonds said in an interview with Barry Bloom of MLB.com . "The world has become so negative. One day, I'll be able to say things the right way. But it's tough when you have so many people out there who don't want to turn the page and want to be angry at you forever. I don't understand why it continues on. What am I doing wrong?
August 31, 2011 |
Federal prosecutors dropped all remaining charges against Barry Bonds on Wednesday, days after a judge upheld the former major leaguer's conviction on an obstruction of justice charge. The U.S. Attorney's office in San Francisco filed papers informing U.S. District Judge Susan Illston that it was dismissing the three charges of making false statements still pending against Bonds, baseball's all-time leader in home runs. A jury deadlocked on the three counts at Bonds' trial in April.
January 13, 2009 |
News item: Support for Mark McGwire diminishes among Hall of Fame voters. News item: Grand jury convenes for perjury investigation of Roger Clemens. On a day baseball celebrated the election of Rickey Henderson and Jim Rice to the Hall of Fame, the shadow of the steroid era lingered. McGwire drew 21.9% of the vote this year, down from 23.6% last year.
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December 16, 2011 |
Home run king Barry Bonds could be imprisoned for 15 months, confined to his Beverly Hills home or simply placed on probation when he is sentenced Friday for giving evasive testimony to a federal grand jury probing sports doping. U.S. District Judge Susan Illston, who presided over Bonds' perjury trial earlier this year, has sentenced other athletes convicted of lying during the probe to probation and home confinement. Distributors of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs served three to four months in prison for those crimes.
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February 14, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court wrestled Wednesday with whether to overturn slugger Barry Bonds' felony conviction for obstruction of justice. The three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals weighed whether Bonds broke the law by being evasive in a 52-word answer he gave a federal grand jury in 2003. The grand jury was investigating illegal distribution of performance-enhancing drugs. Bonds was asked in the grand jury session whether his personal trainer had ever given him a substance that required a syringe to inject.
February 5, 2009 |
Barry Bonds tested positive for anabolic steroids three times in the months before the 2001 season, when he hit a record-breaking 73 home runs, according to documents released Wednesday that illustrate the government's perjury case against the disgraced slugger. The federal government has charged Bonds, 44, with lying to a federal grand jury about steroid use during his career with the San Francisco Giants.
June 6, 1993 |
Excerpts from an interview with Barry Bonds: Question: Are you moody? Answer: I get moody at times. You get moody to up your level of play sometimes. Sometimes you've got to come in there mad without really being mad. Sometimes you've got to come in overly excited. Sometimes when you feel like you've lost the edge, you've got to talk about yourself, you try to get yourself going, whatever works. But it's not something personal. So for people to take it personal, I don't think that's fair.
April 12, 2010
Barry Bonds said he is "proud" of slugger Mark McGwire for returning to baseball as the St. Louis Cardinals' hitting coach and for admitting his use of performance-enhancing drugs. "I have a really good friendship with Mark McGwire. I'm proud of him," Bonds said Sunday in San Francisco at a reunion of the Giants' 2000 National League West champion team. "We've had a great relationship throughout our entire lives and throughout our career. I'm proud of what he did. I'm happy for him."