The Major League Baseball season is only about three weeks old and already we've seen all sorts of mayhem break loose, not all of it confined to the baseball diamond.
The Colorado Rockies (12-3 entering play on Monday) are off to a blistering start, powered by Troy Tulowitzki's torrid start and buffeted along by a favorable schedule. The Boston Red Sox, meanwhile, took the opposite approach. Instead of bursting from the gates, the Sawks broke stride immediately and opted for the ever-graceful faceplant.
The second-best team money could buy has shown signs of life against the Toronto Blue Jays, but Boston has a ways to go before it's totally out of the 5-10 hole in which the club currently finds itself.
And then there's the media's favorite baseball black hat, Barry Bonds.
The former San Francisco Giant all-timer is back in the news as the jury found him guilty of obstruction, but couldn't reach a verdict on the three more serious counts against him. Now, Barry's lawyers are trying to get the obstruction conviction tossed while the prosecution is deciding whether to re-try baseball's home run king.
In other words, about what you'd expect from the increasingly inept United States government after eight years and millions of taxpayer dollars.
So there's already plenty to discuss and more is on the way as the season progress.
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