But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
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Um, we weren't kidding when we said you should cash in your bonds, because if you wanna buy Barry Bonds's mansion, you'll need every penny!!
That's right, he's putting up his Beverly Hills home for $25 million!
It has 17,100 square-feet, 7 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms. It's in the same exclusive gated community where
This year, not a single player was voted into baseball's Hall of Fame!!
This is only the second time this has happened in 40 years!
The main problem is that
30 days of house arrest!
That's a little harsh, don't ya think? Ha!
Hopefully the judge remembered to take away his video games and ESPN subscription too so Barry has time to really think about what he's done.
The home run king will also be on probation for 2 years and has to pay a $4,000 fine, but we're sure that was pretty easily covered by the cash he was carrying in his wallet.
Once again, a famous person has avoided serving any time in prison for committing a crime you're supposed to go to prison for.
In Bonds' case, federal sentencing guidelines recommend between 15 and 21 months in the slammer. Apparently, however, guidelines are a lot like laws and are meant to be broken.
We're not quite sure if this case was even worth the judge and jury's time or the taxpayers' money, but hopefully Barry finally learned a valuable lesson that most kids learn by kindergarten — don't tell lies!
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Witnesses say the former San Francisco Giant's player, who holds the record for most career home runs and most in a single season, showed no emotion when the verdict was read.
Unfortunately for the prosecution, but fortunately for Bonds, it doesn't appear as if this verdict means too much and he may get off much easier than anticipated.
Out of 4 possible charges facing bonds, a jury could only unanimously decide on finding him guilty of obstruction, while they remained deadlocked on the other 3 steroid charges, prompting the defense to ask for a mistrial.
The prosecution insists on a sentencing date, during which Bonds could face up to 10 years in prison, but others with similar offenses have only received a few months in prison, if prison at all.
The prosecution said in a statement:
"In the United States, taking an oath and promising to testify truthfully is a serious matter. We cannot ignore those who choose instead to obstruct justice. We will decide whether to seek a retrial of the defendant on the remaining counts as soon as possible."
The judge presiding over the case has set a May 20 date for a "status conference", so only time will tell how the prosecution will move forward.
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Closing Arguments began Tuesday morning, and members of the jury will likely begin deliberations today.
BTW, this is still the same trial that began in 2007 when he was indicted for lying under oath during a testimony in 2003.
The judicial system is SLOWWW.
Bonds is facing three separate charges, each of which would land him with 10 years in prison.
He’s been smiling in pics, but Bonds must be sweating bullets on the inside!
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