In ESPN The Magazine's MLB Preview Issue, Howard Bryant writes that even though Barry Bonds was denied by the Hall, he's still beloved by current Giants. Bonds took a tentative first step back into baseball this year as a guest instructor.
Although there are more high-profile spots on the calendar, the next six weeks of the baseball season is by far the most intriguing. This period of discovery foreshadows the pennant finale and October glory.
Bud Selig talks about parity, but winter moves shift the power in baseball even more firmly to the east. A salary cap or other equalizing measure would limit the ability of its biggest, most watched teams to dominate.