A-Rod Turns To Unlikely Source To Assist His Comeback: Barry Bonds

At 39 and having missed the entire 2014 season due to suspension, Alex Rodriguez is attempting an improbable comeback. His skills were already rapidly declining in 2013—in 44 games he posted his lowest batting average and slugging percentage since 1995, and his fielding has been getting worse for half a decade… » 1/20/15 11:10pm 1/20/15 11:10pm

Sounds like at least a couple judges on the Ninth Circuit want to toss Barry Bonds's conviction for what amounted to rambling in the first degree. Below is what we wrote about the dumb Bonds prosecution in 2011. » 9/19/14 1:08pm 9/19/14 1:08pm

Hall Of Fame Eligibility Rule Change Bones "Poster Boys" Of Steroid Era

As the Baseball Hall of Fame congratulates itself today, let's talk about how it just boned baseball players. Yesterday, it was announced that the eligibility rules had been altered from 15 years, to 10. So, once he becomes eligible, a player has 10 chances to have the magical 75 percent of precious votes bestowed… » 7/27/14 3:40pm 7/27/14 3:40pm

Barry Bonds Was An Alien God Who Destroyed Space-Time To Bring Us Joy

Today is Barry Bonds's birthday! The greatest player in baseball history is turning 50. Here is a list of scarcely believable facts about his career, accompanied by videos of him performing impressive feats of speed and strength: » 7/24/14 2:54pm 7/24/14 2:54pm

Where Does David Ortiz Really Rank Among The All-Time Home Run Hitters?

David Ortiz hit his 450th home run late last month, moving him to 37th on the career home runs list. There's no doubt Ortiz has had a great career. But his are home runs in an era of home runs—and performance enhancers. He blends into his environment, that is to say. Since home runs were more infrequent in earlier… » 7/08/14 12:30pm 7/08/14 12:30pm

How The Media Abuse Hank Aaron

On Tuesday, the Braves celebrated the 40th anniversary of Hank Aaron's 715th career home run, and the mindless debate over who is baseball's "true home run king" sprang idiotically to life. Barry Bonds "has more home runs," Sports Illustrated's Tom Verducci wrote, "but true greatness and authenticity belong to Hank… » 4/09/14 3:54pm 4/09/14 3:54pm

Barry Bonds Says He Should Be In The Hall Of Fame "Without A Doubt"

Barry Bonds showed up at camp today, and put on a Giants uniform for the first time in seven years. At age 49, he looked good—smaller than in his playing days, but nothing that would be embarrassing if he were in spring training to play. He's here to teach. And he was immediately asked about PEDs. » 3/10/14 4:45pm 3/10/14 4:45pm

Jeopardy! Declares War On Barry Bonds

If you thought Jeopardy! was going to just sit idly by and let the likes of Barry Bonds sully the good game of baseball and the legitimate heroics contained therein, you thought fucking wrong. » 12/11/13 8:53pm 12/11/13 8:53pm

How A Reporter Eavesdropped On Barry Bonds's Grand Jury Testimony

Ten years ago today, Barry Bonds testified before a grand jury investigating BALCO that he did not know the substances he was taking were illegal steroids. It was that claim which would lead to Bonds being indicted on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice, and convicted of the latter. The testimony was… » 12/04/13 1:57pm 12/04/13 1:57pm

Here's Jim Leyland Cursing Out Barry Bonds For Nearly A Minute

Jim Leyland is retiring today, which means that now is as good a time as ever to look back at one of our favorite moments from his coaching career. Here he is at the Pittsburgh Pirates' spring training facility in 1991, chewing out Barry Bonds for who knows what reason. Enjoy the glorious torrent of f-bombs. » 10/21/13 10:54am 10/21/13 10:54am

Barry Bonds Has Died, According To This ESPN Typo

Hey, I wonder what Barry Bonds is up to these days. Oh, look at this. It seems that he just had his obstruction of justice conviction upheld by a federal appeals court. Bummer for Barry. But wait, there's more: HE'S ALSO DEAD. » 9/13/13 1:28pm 9/13/13 1:28pm

Jon Heyman Just Can't Make Up His Mind About Barry Bonds And The Hall…

In April of 2011, baseball writer Jon Heyman wrote a column titled, "Why Barry Bonds Belongs In The Hall" for SI.com. The piece laid out a surprisingly well reasoned argument for why Bonds should not be excluded from the Hall of Fame, despite his being surrounded by allegations of steroid use. » 1/10/13 11:32am 1/10/13 11:32am

A Vote For Roger Clemens Was A Vote For Barry Bonds: The Politics Of…

Hall of fame ballots follow their own own internal logic. For instance, regardless of how they feel about steroids, almost all voters agree with both or neither of the following statements: » 1/09/13 4:30pm 1/09/13 4:30pm

How Not To Vote For The Baseball Hall Of Fame, In Three Easy Steps

The results for the most recent Baseball Hall of Fame ballot will be revealed on January 9, 2013. As we draw nearer, there will be more and more ballot explanation columns from BBWAA members. Maybe they feel defensive about their choices, maybe guilty. » 12/23/12 11:00am 12/23/12 11:00am

A Guide To The Baseball Players On The Ballot Who Won't Make The Hall…

It's the silly season for baseball, as winter meetings and free agency combine with Hall of Fame debates to take up way too much of our free time. But this year's HOF ballot is especially fascinating—a crop of elite players tied to PED use are eligible for the first time, and will compete with some strong veterans… » 12/04/12 4:40pm 12/04/12 4:40pm

Barry Bonds Is Skinny Again

Busted Coverage has this photo, taken earlier in the week, of a cycling run-in with a certain former baseball player and huge man. Bonds is apparently spending part of his summer biking in the Rockies, and he looks...different. » 7/26/12 6:50pm 7/26/12 6:50pm