The folks on ESPNEWS (and other places as well, I'm sure, but that's what I was watching at the time) were breathless a little earlier this evening. Just one day after the steroids showdown between Roger Clemens and Brian McNamee in a congressional hearing, it was reported that federal prosecutors, in papers filed in court regarding the Barry Bonds perjury case, said that Bonds tested positive for steroids in November 2001 -- just one month after he broke the single-season home run record! The horror!
The problem was, the document had a typo. The test referred to was actually a test done in November 2000, not 2001 -- a test that was previously mentioned in the indictment unsealed last year. D'oh! False alarm. Come on, keep moving, nothing more to see... -- Joe Guckin