There was a little bit of scuttlebutt before the season that the Cardinals might be interested in signing Barry Bonds. Tony La Russa even went as far as saying he would be in favor of it. Luckily cooler heads prevailed over at Busch and said that was not a good idea.
Forget that Bonds is a clubhouse cancer. Forget he can't field a lick. Tonight is the reason you don't sign Barry Bonds. Here is what came across the AP wire tonght.....
Barry Bonds charged by United States in new indictment with 14 counts of lying and one count of obstruction of justice.
The demise of Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens the two greatest baseball players of the past two decades have their reputations left in ruins. But what really joins these two is the arrogance that not only do they live by a seperate set of rules then the rest of us but they don't have to tell the truth to the government.
There are two things you never do. First lie under oath to the judicial system and second shirk paying the IRS. The government will eventually get you. Those two things will get you in big trouble and send you to jail especially if you are a high-profile person.
Tonight is the reason 30 teams all decided not to sign a power hitter who is still good for 30+ home runs a year. No franchise wants to answer for Barry Bonds tonight.