Knight Moves

Sir Sidney Ponson of Aruba cost the Giants a king's ransom. Is he worth it?

Updated: August 20, 2003, 11:43 AM ET
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine
Bill Clinton finished his chat with Barry Bonds and made his way through the visitors clubhouse at Shea Stadium, posing for pictures and joking about his own lack of outfield skills. (Scouting report: two left feet.) Before he left, the former president stopped to say hello to another dignitary: Sir Sidney Ponson, recently knighted by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands for service to his native Aruba. Turns out, Ponson's exchange with Clinton was the highlight of his night.

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