It appeared to be a great birthday for Barry Bonds. He
celebrated by gunning out a key runner and won the
game with a walk-off home run. It's not as rosy as it
seems, writes Gary Peterson of the Contra Costa Times.
With his father Bobby in the hospital, Bonds was in no
mood to celebrate.
Michael Lewis' much talked about book "Moneyball"
continues to resonate. Larry Milson of the Toronto
Globe and Mail debunks the notion that A's general
manager Billy Beane not only did not write the book (as is
sometimes believed) he was not especially keen on
having it done at first. He also reveals that there
was an entire humorous chapter about Blue Jays general
manager J.P. Ricciardi but that it did not make the
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