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Slugger Free to Tell Truth, Let Healing Begin

Associated Press

For nearly a decade, Barry Bonds has run from the truth. He dared the government to go after him, watched prosecutors bungle a case that cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars and finally on Friday skated by with 30 days’ confinement to his mansion, two years of probation, 250 hours of community service and a $4,000 fine … which he promptly appealed, because as we’ve known for a long time, when Barry Bonds wins, he wants to win big.

Soon enough, this whole nasty BALCO mess will be something for the history books instead of the headlines. Once it is – once the appeal verdict frees Bonds of his judicial muzzle – it will be time for him to do what he should’ve done at his grand-jury testimony:

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