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SI, July 28, 2008 Update

Sept. 08, 2008
Sept. 08, 2008

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Sept. 8, 2008

SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
BASEBALL
  • Amazin' 36

    Do you believe in miracles? The '69 Mets certainly do—and when they look at the upstart Rays, they see plenty of parallels with their own remarkable run. Will it happen again?

  • Dodgers win, Dodgers lose, Dodgers come, Dodgers go, but one truth remains constant: Vin Scully—half a century in the L.A. booth—remains the play-by-play gold standard

ACTIVISM
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SI, July 28, 2008 Update

EVEN AS BarryBonds hopes to return to the big leagues—at an Aug. 9 appearance at 3Com Parkhe reminded the crowd, "I haven't retired"—government lawyers arefocused on the home run king's day in court. Bonds is set to go on trial onMarch 2, charged with lying to a grand jury about his use of steroids, and theprosecution might be bolstered by testimony from Greg Anderson, Bonds's formertrainer who served three months in prison for distributing steroids and moneylaundering.

This is an article from the Sept. 8, 2008 issue

Anderson has sofar refused to testify about Bonds (and thus spent a year in prison forcontempt), and so the development, as revealed by The New York Times and theSan Francisco Chronicle, that Anderson's mother-in-law, Madeleine Gestas, isbeing investigated by U.S. attorneys for possible tax violations, is seen bysome as a tactic that could pressure Anderson to testify. Anderson's wife,Nicole, had previously received a letter saying she could be charged withconspiracy to commit a crime, and her lawyer, Charles Smith, told the Timesthat targeting the women is "unfair." The tangled, ugly situation is areminder of why a still dangerous slugger can't find a job.

PHOTODAMON TARVER/CAL SPORT MEDIA (BONDS)BAGGAGE HANDLER Bonds (on Aug. 9) says he's not retired.