The news came too late for MLB and Bud Selig, but Barry Bonds has been indicted for perjury and obstruction of justice. What MLB would have given to have this come down last spring before he chased Hank Aaron this summer.
Two questions immediately come to mind:
What does this mean regarding his future?
A: Well, we’re certainly not going to have a long line of teams pounding on his door. No team wanted the Bonds headache anyway, but only an idiot GM would go after him now.
Should Bud bring out the asterisk?
A: I don’t recognize Bonds as the all-time home run leader anyway, but officially this opens the door for the asterisk if convicted. Selig said he wouldn’t do anything until the justice system took its course. That’s about to change.
How would you answer these questions?