Commentary

“Devastating…groundbreaking…necessary reading.”
The New York Times - March 23, 2006

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“A window on the high-stakes realm of professional sports”
San Francisco Chronicle - March 23, 2006

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“Sober, skillful and utterly damning”
Los Angeles Times - March 27, 2006

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“The best-made case that performance-enhancing drugs played a major role in baseball’s inflated homer total.”
Sports Illustrated - March 27, 2006

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“Barry Bonds Home Run Scandal Somehow Becomes Feel-Good Sports Story Of Summer”
The Onion - March 27, 2006

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“The secret Bonds testimony, along with admission of steroid use by Jason Giambi, the Yankee, was reported by The San Francisco Chronicle. As a result, baseball fans are dismayed and infuriated; the Senate Commerce Committee chairman, John McCain, threatens legislation unless the ‘national pastime’ cleans up its act; Major League Baseball’s see-no-evil officials belatedly promise to deal with the worst scandal since the Black Sox of a century ago; even the players union may consent to more than one drug test per season.”
-William Safire, The New York Times, December 13, 2004

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“This is the most important story in sports of the last decade.”
-Mike Wise, Washington Post, December 5, 2004

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 “Just when the media looked easier to manipulate than ever…Fainaru-Wada and Williams reminded everyone that reporting still matters.”
San Francisco Magazine, February, 2005