Even with a little figurative smudge on his collar, Cardinals general manager Walt Jocketty was playing the role of the busted Lothario on Thursday, denying the allegation and casting aspersions on his accusers. "There's nothing going on with Bonds," Jocketty told mlb.com. "I'm sick and tired of people asking that. We don't have money for Bonds. We're trying to sign pitching."The idea of watching Albert Pujols bat with Barry Bonds protecting him in the lineup was intriguing, to say the least. I think Pujols might've hit 80 home runs. But it still wouldn't have been worth it. How, after all this time, could I suddenly have to try to not hate Barry Bonds?
The only thing missing was a firm bite on his lower lip, a scolding finger wag and a "I did not have contractual relations with that ballplayer, Mr. Bonds."
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