ESPN.com writer Jim Caple has caught a lot of grief for his prediction that Barry Bonds won’t break Hank Aaron’s all-time home run record. Bonds, if you haven’t been paying attention, has been red hot lately, making it look all but certain that he will break Aaron’s mark this year.
But this morning, Caple looks pretty smart.
The New York Times is reporting that Kirk Radomski, the former Mets clubhouse assistant who has admitted selling performance-enhancing drugs to dozens of current and former professional baseball players, met last Wednesday with the federal grand jury that is investigating Barry Bonds for perjury.
That’s right, Barry — .
From the New York Times:
Radomski had been charged April 12, but a federal judge sealed the case until he spoke to the grand jury to protect Radomski from being intimidated or influenced before he spoke to that grand jury, according to The Associated Press, which cited records filed in a San Francisco court.
Barry better keep hitting those moon shots at a brisk clip, because the feds are coming after him and they’re gonna get him. And you can bet that the second charges are filed, Barry’s gonna get a call from Bud, who will be all too eager to suspend the slugger and save baseball’s last sliver of credibility.
And you know who will be smiling the widest then? Jim Caple.