July 06, 2006

Bond's Trainer Gets Jail Time: Greg Anderson goes to jail for his famous client. As I heard on ESPN Radio this morning, is this the beginning of one of the greatest coverups in sports history ever?

posted by chemwizBsquared to baseball at 11:39 AM - 29 comments

This is going to get messy.

posted by jerseygirl at 11:45 AM on July 06

"Every person, even the President of the United States as held by the Supreme Court, has to give testimony," Alsup said in ordering Anderson to prison. Then, let's call George and see what he has to say.

posted by graymatters at 11:57 AM on July 06

Bonds must have paid extra for the loyalty.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 12:03 PM on July 06

I wager that when the greatest coverup in sports history is executed, I won't be reading about it on Yahoo! Sports.

posted by Amateur at 12:11 PM on July 06

When does Bud have to tell what he knew and when he knew it?

posted by CB900 at 12:31 PM on July 06

How long did he get for this

posted by meatsfactor at 01:16 PM on July 06

I wager that when the greatest coverup in sports history is executed, I won't be reading about it on Yahoo! Sports. LOL! Well, there's not much to cover up. He's already given his testimony. In fact, the reason he's refusing to speak to the grand jury is because he had an agreement in his original guilty plea that he wouldn't have to. They've already heard everything relevent in that plea and are now asking him to do it "publicly" (although grand jury testimony is supposed to be private...his attorney's comment about not cooperating with a grand jury that is leaking like a sieve is right on the money)

posted by bdaddy at 01:25 PM on July 06

How long did he get for this Until the grand jury breaks, which isn't long at all

posted by bdaddy at 01:25 PM on July 06

I can't figure out what they're covering up. As far as I'm concerned, Bonds is trying to avoid prison. Greg is trying to help. The steriods thing is wayyyyyy out of the bag. But if Bonds is actually jailed I really have a bone to pick with the Feds. I wasn't really convinced that "cleaning up baseball" was a good job, or a just priority for the government - might be because it seemed to stem from a PR idea - and now we see the fallout of releasing the hounds. This shit just keeps getting weirder and weirder.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 01:28 PM on July 06

Weedy this whole thing is a mess. I think the problem lies in the commissioner's office. I've never been a fan of Bud Selig. Sure, the Wild Card and Interleague play are great, but there comes a time when you have to save the credibility of baseball...and Bud gets an F in that department. The only reason Baseball is where it is with our drug testing is because of Congress and how they're taking aim to stop the rampant spread of these drugs. And while I'm on steroids, aren't they ILLEGAL outside of a perscription? Then where are the arrests to known users like Jose Canseco and Rafael Palmerio?

posted by chemwizBsquared at 01:37 PM on July 06

Because much like with drugs you have to actually catch them possessing. That's why we can all say we're cocaine addicts and not get arrested. The possession thing is what happened to Grimsley - so he sung like a canary, see. Yeah, see.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 01:56 PM on July 06

Is it just me or has all this Barry Bonds stuff become a little bit old?

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 01:59 PM on July 06

Sorry YYM, I thinks it's all my fault. I joined December 30th, and since then, a month hasn't gone by with out a Bonds thread. Before that you had 3 months (October, November, and December) without one.

posted by MrFrisby at 02:29 PM on July 06

I like that YYM. If we have more threads, we will have to find out his middle name.

posted by bperk at 02:34 PM on July 06

Bonds is GUILTY. Selig knows but all this publicity is great for baseball. Face it, baseball is dead in the United States compared to Football, Basketball, and even NASCAR. Everyone is paying attention to baseball now. The Miami Heat and Dwayne Wade just had one of the greatest finals series in history and here we are talking about Bonds and this guy Anderson. Selig's bank account is just going up.

posted by kidrayter2005 at 03:12 PM on July 06

If we have more threads, we will have to find out his middle name. Oh trust me there is more, but my computer started freezing everytime I went to the archives so I stopped in March.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 03:59 PM on July 06

And while I'm on steroids Dude, you're on steroids? You better keep that shit quiet; they're illegal without a prescription!

posted by The_Black_Hand at 04:07 PM on July 06

Face it, baseball is dead in the United States compared to Football, Basketball, and even NASCAR. Everyone is paying attention to baseball now. Make up your mind.

posted by justgary at 06:07 PM on July 06

No, I mean now everyone is paying attention to it. If it weren't for Bonds being a cheater there wouldn't even be a discussion about baseball right now. Did you even read my entire comment?

posted by kidrayter2005 at 10:55 PM on July 06

Did you even read my entire comment? I did, and I cannot for the life of me figure out how Bud Selig is making money from the steroid scandal. I don't see anybody rushing to buy tickets to the games because they heard something about steroids. Are you suggesting newspapers pay Bud to keep steroids around for better stories? Are you paying Bud by the minute to talk about baseball? If so, get a lawyer. You're not getting your money's worth.

posted by BullpenPro at 11:27 PM on July 06

I am by no means a Barry Bonds fan, that said, I think he is getting the fuzzy end of the lollipop. All of the focus of the whole steroid scandal has been turned on Bonds while alot of others are getting a free pass. Barry Bonds being the unlikeable asshole he is, makes him a perfect scapegoat to divert attention from the people who knew about this problem and did nothing about it. MLB knew about the drug use and said nothing. Opting insted to enjoy the proceeds from the crowds who came to see the likes of Bonds and Sosa and Big Mac hit monster home runs. Then there is the players union who when MLB did finely ask for drug testing, refused to have anything to do with it. Opting to fight for the players rights to not have testing knowing what the tests would show. So what did MLB do? Institute anonymous testing for the first two years so they could see how big the problem was. Like they didn't know before the testing started. Now all the focus is on Bonds. Sosa and Mac are out of the game and are called cheaters. All for giving MLB, the union and the fans what they wanted.

posted by CB900 at 12:12 AM on July 07

Did you even read my entire comment? Sure I did. I also noticed you had nothing to back it up. I also knew you were wrong. Yeah, next time maybe do a little research. /caveman

posted by justgary at 12:29 AM on July 07

Not to pile on but this: Face it, baseball is dead in the United States compared to Football, Basketball, and even NASCAR. Everyone is paying attention to baseball now. reminds me of this: Rick James: "See, I never just did things just to do them, c'mon I mean, what I'm gonna do just all of the sudden just jump up and grind my feet in somebody's couch like it's something to do? Come on, I got a little more sense than that. ...Yeah, I remember grinding my feet into Eddie's couch." As far as B.B. and the Feds, it's just getting too ... dogged. Reminds me of the Feds pursuit of Al Capone.

posted by forrestv at 01:48 AM on July 07

Bonds is GUILTY. Maybe, but why is he the only one that anyone talks about anymore or that the feds are going after? What about Sheffield and Giambi, etc.? The fact is Bonds makes news; the others (whether because they are Yankees or whatever) don't.

posted by graymatters at 10:23 AM on July 07

If it weren't for Bonds being a cheater there wouldn't even be a discussion about baseball right now You must be right. I haven't heard a thing about baseball in the past 4 months. Except for all that all-star voting stuff, free agent signing talks, hall of fame thing, Pujols HR pace, Mauer's chase for .400, Clemens' return, Tiger revival, Braves collapse, Pierzynski/Barrett dustup... Not a fucking thing.

posted by grum@work at 12:39 PM on July 07

I wonder what percentage of total comments on this site since the start of 2006 do comments in threads about Barry Bonds take up?

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 01:38 PM on July 07

Too freaking high of a percentage.

posted by graymatters at 04:49 PM on July 07

Okay, grum, that stuff has been talked about but it ends up being back page stuff while Bonds is having the worst season of possibly his entire career and he is on the front page because of another "leak" of the grand jury. Those stories should be the thing we are talking about but here we are arguing about Bonds. So yeah, they pretty much add up in the mind of casual baseball fans as not a fucking thing!

posted by kidrayter2005 at 12:11 PM on July 08

Baseball is dead. Everyone is paying attention to baseball. Bonds is saving baseball. Bonds is killing baseball. There are no baseball stories except Bonds. Bonds is killing all the other great baseball stories. Hard to argue with your point when you don't seem to have one. We are discussing Bonds in the Bonds thread. We are also discussing baseball in other baseball threads that have no mention of Bonds. But if you want to be blinded by the Bonds story, maybe you should quit the JV baseball team and take up a sport that has more of a future, and leave us poor, wilting baseball fans to die with our sport in peace.

posted by BullpenPro at 12:53 PM on July 08

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