The paperback version of Game of Shadows comes out this week. It includes a new afterword which details Barry Bonds’ freakish growth, size changes include:
42 to size 52 jersey
10.5 to size 13 cleats
7 1/8 to 7 1/4 cap, even though he had taken to shaving his head
As Tom Verducci writes “baseball remains hostage to the ill will Bonds generates…the stench of stagnation is everywhere.” Progress may come in the form of Bonds be indicted for perjury in the next six months.