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Barry Bonds Trial: When the Jersey Comes Off, Nobody Cares

By Scott Semmler On March - 22 - 2011

Barry Bonds is in trouble. With his perjury trial underway, Bonds faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, as well as the tarnishing of his legacy. As if it wasn't already.

For three years we have waited for this. The date was March 2011, and everyone in San Francisco and anyone growing up with an awareness of Bonds would remember that date. The day is finally here.

Evidence is stacked up against him. The prosecution has witnesses, trainers, mistresses, everything you can hope to put one of the most bashed public figures out there away for some time.

This is what the public wants to see: A hated man like Bonds, who has yet to tell the alleged truth, have the odds finally against him and get what he finally deserves.

But as I sat and watched the full coverage and analysis of the Bonds perjury trial on ESPN and every other station the other day, I couldn't help but think: I don't care.

What does this have to do with sports anymore? Bonds isn't in a San Francisco Giants uniform, so unless he is hitting home runs into McCovey Cove, how does this affect me? The tru...

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