(Please send your healing thoughts Eugenio Velez’s way. A friend who is a Dodger fan- yep, I consort with Dodger fans, on occasion- alerted me about his injury today. Hope it’s not as bad as it initially looks.)
I always think of Bonds as “the other Barry”. I guess that was Zito’s title, but I’ve always been a Zito fan and never been a Bonds fan. And I find this trial really, really fascinating. I’m not much of a legal buff myself but I’ve found myself following this all closely.
FAQ about the trial:
*Is Anderson being paid off?
*Bonds didn’t know he was using steroids?
*HGH isn’t a steroid at all?
*Was that you (Diamond Girl) who arrived late to the jury carrying a Victoria’s Secret bag?
I can only answer the last one and the answer is no. I am not serving on the jury. I am not, actually, old enough to serve on a jury. Even if I were, I am really anything but impartial. In addition to which I do not shop at VS. So no, it wasn’t me.
And my answer, which is by no means backed up by anything, to the question about him knowing or not knowing is: there are lies, damn lies and fiction. That line is courtesy of journalist/writer/professor/connoisseur of strange news Adam Peneberg who is basically a rock star in my mind. Read Viral Loop. And subscribe to Fast Company (he’s a staff writer for them). And hey, if you have the SAT score and the money, go to NYU. He’s brilliant.
Everyone’s been slamming Tejada these past few days about his marginal spring. I obviously haven’t seen him play, but I am guessing we should get used to it. I don’t think he’ll be terrible, this year, but I don’t think he’ll contribute a whole lot. He’s too normal. Which sound terrible, but it’s the truth. He was just a middle-of-the-road free agent and the Giants team is basically Wack Land. I just don’t think Tejada was a good fit, playing-wise(it’s not like his play has surprised anyone this spring, really) or clubhouse-wise.
That said, I don’t think it’ll stop the Giants from competing (not gonna say winning, people, so give up on that hope) in 2011. The pitchers might just want to work on pitching the strikeout/fly ball/groundout-to-anything-other-than-short. Not too hard, right?
p.s. I saw the first trailer for the Desperate Ballplayers of San Fran (actually named “The Franchise”. Lame.) today and I have just two things to say:
a. Is that all Pat Burrell can do? Drink water/beer/unidentified substance while obviously thinking he looks very cool?
b. Barry looks cool. Really cool. The hair is fascinating. What else is new?