As you all know, Barry Bonds was convicted yesterday on a single count of rambling in the first degree. (No, seriously. Seven years of this shit, and that's what they got him on — evading a question he ultimately answered. Aggravated incoherence. A felony charge of Not Being Freaking Pericles in the Presence of a Grand Jury. Go read Craig Calcaterra if you don't believe me.) There's a lot of mewling and bead-fondling in the sports pages today about what it all means for Bonds's legacy — as always, it's important to remember that a sportswriter talking about a legacy is just a fart talking about its own smell — but let's ignore all that for now and instead direct our attention to an exchange from Day 12 of the trial, which I only just now noticed. One of Bonds's attorneys, Dennis Riordan, was objecting to the judge's instructions to the jury on the obstruction of justice charge, which, per the San Jose Mercury News, enabled the jury "to find [Bonds] guilty based on four separate statements":
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