A surreal life 

April, 19, 2006
04/19/06
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The Barry Bonds saga has become the sort of serial debacle that forces you to choose a favorite moment. There's race, sex, drugs, fame, money, family and Felipe Alou as everybody's multilingual grandfather. There are opinions and defenses and tears -- more tears than you'd expect, really -- but more than anything, there are priceless slices of life that touch you somewhere deep.

Like the picnic-table news conference last spring when Bonds told the ESPN cameraman to make sure he got his poor son in the picture.

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Tim Keown | email

Senior writer, ESPN.com

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