A lawyer for home-run leader Barry Bonds urged a federal appeals court in San Francisco Wednesday to overturn the former San Francisco Giants outfielder’s obstruction-of-justice conviction.
Goose Gossage, Al Kaline, Dennis Eckersley and others are in no rush to open the door to Cooperstown for anyone linked to steroids.
There are no road maps for Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens. They’re on the short-list of best players in the history of baseball, but they’re heavily freighted with their ties to the so-named “steroids era.”
The union that represents Major League Baseball players was not particularly pleased with Wednesday’s Hall of Fame shutout delivered by the Baseball Writers’ Assn. of America (BBWAA), saying “to ignore the historic accomplishments of Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens is hard to justify.”
For just the eighth time in history, no player has been elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame, following a vote by the Baseball Writers Association of America.
A federal appeals court will hear Barry Bonds’ appeal of his obstruction of justice conviction early next year.
The off-season goal of the World Series champion San Francisco Giants is simple. “We’re going to try to keep the team together as much as possible,” Giants CEO and President Larry Baer said.
While many people wonder if Barry Bonds’s alleged steroid use will keep him out of the Baseball Hall of Fame, San Francisco Giants President and CEO Larry Bear said it’s likely that some players from the so-called “steroids era” of baseball will be inducted—including Bonds.
Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa are set to appear on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time, and fans will soon find out whether drug allegations can block the former stars from reaching baseball’s shrine.
Prosecutors on Thursday urged a federal appeals court to uphold former major league slugger Barry Bonds’ obstruction of justice conviction.