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Bonds has never had a brush with the law and often plays hurt. If he succeeds in part because of a large chip on his shoulder, then so be it. There's a large ego at stake here—Rick Reilly's.
Whatever the media may say about Bonds, and he often helps create the negative images, there is another side to Barry that he doesn't want to, or can't, communicate to the public. I have seen Barry be charming and effective with children in delivering his message about the importance of education. Barry has frequently rebuffed attempts at publicizing to a broader audience his work on behalf of the children of the Bay Area through the Barry Bonds Family Foundation. He wants to do the right thing and, as with his playing baseball, let the actions speak for themselves.
Thank you, Tom Verducci, for capturing the magic. As a transplanted Angels fan, I was thrilled to be at Game 6 of the Series, the most amazing sports event I've ever attended and an awesome exhibition of teamwork at its best.
Thanks for recognizing the most underrated Olympic sport: badminton! The highlight of my 10 days at the Atlanta Games was the women's doubles semifinal between China and Korea. Ooohs and ahhhs echoed through the arena with every swat of the shuttlecock.
Saying that synchronized swimming takes the endurance of a distance runner and the strength of a speed swimmer is laughable. I was a member of the Santa Clara ( Calif.) Swim Club, a team that has produced more than a few Olympians. We shared aquatic facilities with the nationally ranked Santa Clara Aquamaids. As we were swimming 10,000 to 15,000 meters a day, the Aquamaids were mostly sunbathing on the pool deck while they listened to their music selections.