Barry Bonds hitting instructor

Bonds has lots to teach Marlins hitters. That's never in dispute. The question is -- will he stick out a long season doing that grinding day to day work? I'm not saying he won't. This will show us a lot about Bonds.

By | December 5th, 2015|1 Comment

Barry Bonds, batting coach

Here is a link to my Sunday column about Barry Bonds. The full text appears below: The Giants have invited Barry Bonds to be a batting instructor for a week in spring training. This is controversial news for reasons I don’t need to explain, but before I get started, here’s [...]

By | March 1st, 2014|8 Comments

Alex Rodriguez vs. Barry Bonds

Lots of discussion these days about Alex Rodriguez, about how he may get banned for life and what a bad guy he is. He is a bad guy, but people are writing about him like he's the worst. Is he any worse than Barry Bonds? Does Bonds have anything over [...]

By | August 2nd, 2013|18 Comments

Major League Baseball goes after the bad guys

Here is the opening to my Thursday column about Baseball's latest attempt to suspend drug cheaters: Major League Baseball is trying to get the bad guys. Good for Major League Baseball. By the bad guys, I don't mean crooks or murderers or spies, nothing as sinister as that. I'm talking [...]

By | June 5th, 2013|21 Comments

A further further note on Barry Bonds

I've been reading the comments on my blog about Barry Bonds and I've been reading lots of other stuff and I've been listening to the radio. One theme emerges: There is something wrong with the voting for the Hall of Fame. And the thing that is wrong is the voters. [...]

By | January 11th, 2013|15 Comments

Barry Bonds — a note

Some readers of this blog -- and some sports fans in general -- have expressed outrage that Barry Bonds flopped on his first Hall of Fame ballot. Bruce Jenkins of the Chron said the Hall of Fame is ludicrous without Bonds. I didn't vote for Bonds. I don't feel ludicrous. [...]

By | January 10th, 2013|29 Comments

No Hall pass for Barry

Barry Bonds didn't get elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame. What did he expect? Roger Clemens didn't get elected either. In fact, no one did. Bonds got 206 votes and came in 9th. It takes 427 to get in. I didn't vote for Bonds.

By | January 9th, 2013|17 Comments

No on Sosa, Clemens and Bonds

I wrote a column for Sunday on how I will vote this year for three baseball players in particular on the Hall of Fame ballot. Here is the opening to my column: I am looking at three names on baseball’s Hall of Fame ballot, recently mailed to me. The three [...]

By | December 15th, 2012|21 Comments

Barry Bonds and the Hall of Fame yet again

Mrs. Cohn Zohn and I just arrived at our rental house in Sea Ranch. I was not thinking of Barry Bonds as I unpacked the car. Mrs. Cohn Zohn made us two cups of tea and she started reading the paper so I fired up my computer and there was [...]

By | August 7th, 2012|14 Comments

Barry Bonds, charmer

Here is the opening to my Monday column about Barry Bonds: SAN FRANCISCO -- I don't like Barry Bonds. I need to admit that up front. You may want to be skeptical of what I write. Bonds came to AT&T Park on Sunday as part of the 2002 team that [...]

By | July 2nd, 2012|18 Comments