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It was just another game until something unusual happened. The San Francisco Giants were playing the Baltimore Orioles. It was the last inning when Orioles, Adam Jones hit a three-run homer to end the game 10-2. A frustrated fan was getting out of his seat to leave when he then saw a banana picked up a from a catering cart and threw it near Adam Jones. Adam Jones was very upset and angry that someone threw a banana near him and he is looking at it as a racially motivated act since Jones is African-American. Jones then logged on to his twitter the next day and showed how frustrated he was.
I think this should of never happened and it was very uncalled for. It’s sad that a fan would throw a banana at the other team just cause he is frustrated. Especially because the player is an African-American and he threw a banana near…
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The SF Giants are in the death throes of an utterly abysmal follow-up to their 2012 World Championship. With 81 losses already, they will finish below .500 unless they win out, and have long since been eliminated from the NL West race by the resurgent Dodgers. Much of the talk, rightly, focuses on 2014 and beyond, and one of the main points of conversation has been Hunter Pence, the emotional leader of last year’s championship run.
Hunter Pence, set to hit free agency right after this year’s World Series, is posting a career year, having posted a 295/345/499 slash line along with 25 HRs and 21 SBs. Among OF, Pence’s 5.3 fWAR and wRC+ of 139 both rank 6th. Aside from a slight uptick in ISO and the additional steals, Pence’s swing and contact rates and other peripherals are consistent with who he has been since entering the…
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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday upheld former Giants slugger Barry Bonds’ obstruction-of-justice conviction stemming from rambling testimony he gave during a 2003 appearance before a grand jury investigating elite athletes’ use of performance-enhancing drugs.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Bonds’ testimony was “evasive” and capable of misleading investigators and hindering their probe into a performance-enhancing-drug ring centered at the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative, better known as BALCO.
Like several other prominent athletes who testified before the grand jury, Bonds was granted immunity from criminal prosecution as long as he testified truthfully.
But after Bonds repeatedly denied knowingly using performance-enhancing drugs—he testified he thought he was taking flax seed oil and other legal supplements—prosecutors charged him with obstruction and with making false statements.
A jury convicted Bonds of a single felony count of obstruction, stemming from when he was called before the grand…
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