Baseball season has begun, God is in His heaven, and all is right with the world. And even better, the long, national nightmare that was Barry Bonds is behind us:
The San Francisco Giants have now removed prominent tributes in the stadium to Barry Bonds, who has steroid allegations and perjury charges hanging over his head.
The left-field wall no longer bears an image of Bonds chasing Hank Aaron for the home run crown, nor elsewhere is the number of Bonds’ home runs in relation to Aaron posted.
Bonds, 43, has said he is fit and ready to play, but in a media event Wednesday, team president Peter Magowan said that the Giants would not accept Bonds back, even at a reduced price.
“No, not this team,” he said, standing along the first-base line of a ballpark where images of Bonds have been removed. “We’re going in a new direction; that would not be going in a new direction. The time has come to turn the page.”
However, the legal proceedings involving Bonds will continue for several more months at least. So you can still look to this site as your number one source for Bonds mockery. Play ball!