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Barry Bond's new contract offer!

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Barry Bond's new contract offer!#1
Posted: 11/14/07 at 3:24pm
Finally - someone who actually knows this man's worth.

WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Barry Bonds has a public offer on the free-agent market -- from the independent Washington Wild Things, who play not far from where Bonds began his major-league career in Pittsburgh.

Of course, a pay cut is involved.

Bonds, who made about $16 million last season for the San Francisco Giants, would have to settle for the independent Frontier League's maximum salary of $1,200 per month.

There are extras, though: The Wild Things are offering a 50-50 share on merchandise sales and a pledge to find a host family for Bonds so he doesn't have to rent an apartment in this southwestern Pennsylvania city.

On the road, Bonds would get a king-sized single room, a major perk on the minor-league level.

"Many of the great ones eventually return to where their careers began," general manager Ross Vecchio said Tuesday. "Babe Ruth began his career with the Red Sox and then finished it with the Boston Braves. Willie Mays started with the New York Giants and finished with the Mets. Hank Aaron began and ended his career in Milwaukee."

Bonds can make more money by reaching incentives for breaking the Frontier League's single-season records for home runs (35), RBIs (100) and walks (85).

Washington offers Bonds a route back to the majors, Vecchio said, with 17 former Wild Things players moving on to affiliated minor-league teams since the franchise began play in 2002.

"This contract gives Barry the opportunity to play once again in western Pennsylvania as he continues his career," Vecchio said.

The Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens recently sent Alex Rodriguez a contract offer that included incentives if he hits 75 home runs for them next season.




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re: Barry Bond's new contract offer!#2
Posted: 11/14/07 at 4:25pm
Who is Barry Bond?
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re: Barry Bond's new contract offer!#2
Posted: 11/15/07 at 5:53pm
"NOVEMBER 15--Baseball star Barry Bonds was indicted today on perjury and obstruction of justice charges stemming from a years-long federal probe that examined his alleged use of steroids. A copy of the Bonds indictment, which was filed today in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, can be found below. According to the five-count indictment, Bonds lied to a federal grand jury in December 2003 when asked about his use of steroids. During that appearance, Bonds, 43, repeatedly denied that his trainer, Greg Anderson, provided him with performance-enhancing drugs like human growth hormone and the illegal products distributed by the notorious Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative. Under oath, Bonds clamed that one cream proferred by Anderson was flaxseed oil. "And I was at the ballpark, whatever, I don't care. What's lotion going to do to me? How many times have I heard that: 'This is going to rub into you and work.'" Federal prosecutors apparently will seek to prove that the purported flax seed oil was, in fact, one of BALCO's illegal salves, which were known as "the clear" and "the cream." Bonds's initial court appearance is scheduled for December 7. "
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"Smart! And into all those exotic mystiques -- The Kama Sutra and Chinese techniques. I hear she knows more than seventy-five. Call me tomorrow if you're still alive!"
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re: Barry Bond's new contract offer!#3
Posted: 11/15/07 at 5:55pm
This is going to make it even harder to find him a host family.
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re: Barry Bond's new contract offer!#4
Posted: 11/15/07 at 6:02pm
He was not being bombarded with offers before. Now his career may be over along with a shot at Cooperstown

To think they are still keeping Pete Rose out of the hall. He has done his penence. Let him in.
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re: Barry Bond's new contract offer!#5
Posted: 11/15/07 at 6:03pm
Don't forget Shoeless Joe et al.
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re: Barry Bond's new contract offer!#6
Posted: 11/15/07 at 6:04pm
From Hannibal Mo?
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re: Barry Bond's new contract offer!#7
Posted: 11/15/07 at 6:06pm
What d'you call me?
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Ad te clamamus exsules filii Eva
Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes
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