Courtroom Scene

SAN FRANCISCO – “Come on in!” says the smiling man in the blue shirt, as he unlocks the thick, heavy door to Courtroom 10. The time is 8:02 a.m., and I am the first person to walk into what for the next nine months or longer will be the chamber in which Barry Bonds will be either vindicated or convicted.


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