I was saying it from day one, I knew Barry Bonds would get a really favorable jury in San Francisco and he did. The jury couldn’t decide if Bonds perjured himself on anything related to steroids, the only thing they were certain on is that he obstructed justice. I think the only conclusion you can take away from the ruling is that the jury didn’t think bonds used steroids. Think about it you can’t lie about using steroids if you never used them. Now I’m sure there’s a bunch of people in the world that say “just look at pictures of him from early in his career till now that’s all the proof you need”. That’s one of the issues in this court case. They jury had to be 100% in agreement or the jury would be deadlocked. That’s exactly what happened.
Now I’m not calling out a conspiracy here but it’s easy to think how the scenario went. It wouldn’t take much for one die hard giants fan to be on the jury say all the right things in the pretrial interview knowing the whole time in their head that they would never convict Barry. I guess that’s one thing we will never know for sure, just like we will never know for sure if Bonds took steroids.
Next guy in the crosshair of the justice system is seven-time Cy Young Award winner Rodger Clemons. He heads to court in Washington, D.C. on July 6. The charges, three counts of making false statements, two counts of perjury and one count of obstruction of Congress. If I were him I would ask the trial to be moved to New York, Boston, or Houston.