- The Washington Times - Sunday, July 15, 2007

Call me crazy, but Barry Bonds‘ final All-Star vote total — 2,325,391 — looks awfully familiar.

Anybody remember how many votes Ralph Nader got in the 2000 presidential election?

You laugh (hopefully), but their figures were fairly close.

Nader, candidate for the Green Party: 2,883,105.

Bonds, candidate for the Greenie Party: 2,325,391.

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Maybe there should be a runoff.

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News item: An attorney who admitted leaking Bonds‘ grand jury testimony to the media asked a federal judge for leniency, noting that President Bush commuted “Scooter” Libby’s prison sentence for a comparable crime.

Comment: And let’s not forget, Your Honor, that steroids, too, are weapons of mass destruction.

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According to a study by a University of Colorado research team, the average career for a position player in Major League Baseball is 5.6 years.

Pitchers, it seems, were excluded from the study because of (a.) their career volatility, (b.) a higher injury rate and (c.) Roger Clemens‘ insistence on coming out of retirement every season, which screws up the numbers.

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