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No. 25 goes on trial today

Regular readers of the blog and our Sunday Inside Baseball know we don't normally refer by name the guy who wore No. 25 of the Giants because of the shame he brought to the sport. (OK, it's Barry Bonds. There, we said it.). But starting today in San Francisco, No. 25 might get his comeuppance as his federal perjury trial begins in U.S. District Court in San Francisco.

No. 25 said in December, 2003 that he was using arthritis balm and flaxseed oil. The government, of course, claim they were anabolic steroids. Perjuring yourself against a federal grand jury is not the way to maintain a legacy. has a full archive of stories and previews of the trial at its main No. 25 link

The San Francisco Chronicle did a full preview of the trial in Sunday's editions that you can read here.

---Mike Harrington


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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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