Like Diogenes the Cynic, we keep looking for an honest man (or woman) in the world of sports. And we keep coming up empty. The lesson: Obfuscation rules.
Tim Lincecum is a good-natured skater-punk kid. Pablo Sandoval is a cuddly goof. But the best reason to like these NLCS-bound Giants? Nobody is looking over his shoulder at the brooding visage of Barry Bonds.
Remember when LeBron, Tiger, Big Ben and A-Rod seemed safely on their way to places few athletes can even dream about reaching? Look at 'em now.
After being indicted by a federal grand jury, it remains an open question just how Barry Bonds will be recalled in San Francisco.
The marriage of convenience between the Giants and Barry Bonds was messy. But it was a necessary means to Friday's end, writes Mark Kreidler.
Bidding for Barry Bond's 756th home run ball has failed so far to fetch much interest among collectors, with the high bid well below expectations.
Bud Selig might just get a gift-wrapped precedent for his dealings with Barry Bonds, thanks to Michael Vick and Roger Goodell, writes Mark Kreidler.
Suspending Jason Giambi would do little to serve the sport and do much to hurt Bud Selig's public image.
The Baseball Hall of Fame might have to start jumping into the memorabilia rat race to keep up its collection. Barry Bonds might be the catalyst.
As drug issues continue to bombard Major League Baseball, Mark Kreidler says full disclosure of any positive test would send the most effective message yet.
Trevor Graham's indictment is the latest BALCO development. But the biggest issue, what happens to Barry Bonds, remains unresolved.
Thanks to the unpredictability of the NL races, Barry Bonds will have an impact this weekend on the postseason.
The WADA way is about as close to transparency as any drug testing system gets. Sure, it's intrusive and inconvenient and doesn't always work, but it's the right way to go.
If Barry Bonds takes a full ration of bad vibes from the baseball public as he passes Babe Ruth, the issue of race will be least among the reasons.
As Barry Bonds returns, he could learn something from the once-embattled Jason Giambi, who did it the right way.
Will steroids keep Barry Bonds out of the Hall of Fame? Voters know that's impossible.