Randy Winn hit his first homer, and Jamey Wright pitched another excellent game, as the Giants beat the Dodgers 2-1 after an almost two hour rain delay. Bonds is playing with bone chips in his elbow, and Moises has a bum calf, again. Apparently, being 40-years old and playing professional sports can be difficult.
Here’s a question, where has Jamey Wright come from? A career 63-88 record, with a 5.10 ERA, I mean, all of his numbers are terrible. Lot’s of walks, home runs, baserunners, not too many strikeouts…. I know he’s played in Colorado a lot, and for the most part he’s been on very bad teams, but he’s looked terrific so far in orange and black. And he only makes $500,000 this season.
As for Bonds, now he will really face the music. The government, not satisfied with leaking his grand jury testimony, will pursue perjury charges against him, a waste of taxpayers money and the US Attorney’s office’s time, since everyone admits that, for the most part, perjury cases are virtually impossible to win. But the vendetta against Bonds is such that this was inevitable.
Here’s Michael McCann’s two cents:
Keep in mind, perjury charges are typically very difficult to prove. Perjury is the act of knowingly, intentionally, and materially lying to a court after taking an oath to tell the truth. So the prosecution must establish that a defendant knowingly and intentionally misstated a material fact, rather than having merely suffered from 1) a faulty recollection while answering a question; 2) a misunderstanding of the question being asked; or 3) a misunderstanding of his own response to the question. Moreover, an intentional lie must have a consequential effect on the case’s ultimate outcome, a hurdle which can also be difficult to establish.
Bonds’ situation is getting worse, not better, and he’s hurting, slow, out of shape, not hitting…. His catching Ruth might be doable, but it sure looks like he’s not gonna get Aaron.