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‘Red Scare’ Hits Bonds

Back in the 1950s, the “Red Scare” throughout America resulted in countless hearings and made Joe McCarthy a household name. The threat of communism was feared so greatly that Congress went out of its way to make examples of people if they were guilty or not.

Just when you thought that we had heard everything the government had on Bonds, new evidence has popped up that shows the former Giants slugger used different steroids than the ‘clear’ and the ‘cream,’ which he already testified to using. An alleged urinalysis taken during Bonds’ BALCO days is what the feds are dangling and hope to prove that he lied to the grand jury that he wasn’t aware he take steroids and used more than he claimed.

Using multiple government agencies to get their man, the IRS executed a search warrant in the home of Greg Anderson’s mother-in-law. Bond’s former trainer has kept quiet about his knowledge of steroid use by baseball’s excommunicated home run king. Anderson may in fact get called to testify again, which his lawyer said he would never do, even at the expense of being incarcerated again.

Still not enough? The feds are also getting the immortal back-up cater Bobby Estellala to take the stand and say that he had knowledge of Bonds using steroids while they were Giant teammates.

By Bonds remaining a free man and holding the single season and all-time home run records, the federal government and Major League Baseball are both red in the face. Their persistence in going after Bonds, who goes on trial for perjury on March 2 in San Francisco, has gone beyond an obsession.

Makes one nostalgic for the good old days of McCarthyism.

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