The Barry Bonds trial was/is about lying in a situation you should tell the truth…more so than actual steroid consumption. I think folks may not realize that…may not choose to differentiate either.
Baseball is a game of statistics, so in terms of going to jail Barry apparently hit at least 3 of 4 yesterday. There are appeals and decisions to be made on both sides as to who bats next…but no shades of gray in terms of being found guilty. Only one strike there.
What fascinates me about law is I find it black and white in terms of ruling guilt. However, the statistics that come out after trials are over are irrelevant.
11-1 to convict…8-4 to acquit…so? If another trial is held, that will be with another jury in another time…and does it actually matter what this particular jury “hit?” I know some want to find relevance within jury stats but who is to say another jury won’t perform differently in another venue…in another time?
As for the questions about “closure”…the steroid era will never have closure.
I think I’m batting 1.000 on that one.