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Christopher L. Gasper

Clemens, Bonds have a case for the Baseball Hall of Fame

It hit me this week like a Louisville Slugger upside the head that the biggest winner of Roger Clemens’s federal perjury trial besides the Rocket and his homespun, unctuous attorney, Rusty Hardin, was none other than Barry Lamar Bonds.

Clemens’s acquittal Monday on all six charges of perjury, obstruction of Congress, and making false statements was a yet another home run for baseball’s ersatz home run king, 762*, a number that has as much significance now as the count of calories in a bag of Cheetos.

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