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Barry should spare us all and go away now

So Barry Bonds is going to hang up his cleats and violin after this season, eh? What's wrong with right now?

Updated: February 20, 2006, 3:53 PM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

So Barry Bonds is going to hang up his cleats and violin after this season, eh? Good for him. Good for us.

Bonds told USA Today on Sunday that he will retire at season's end, which must be why the birds are chirping a little louder, the sun is shining a little brighter, and the beer on tap tastes a little colder. This is like the Wicked Witch of the West throwing a bucket of water on herself.

Not since Reggie Jackson and the "magnificence of me" days has there been a player more tone deaf ...

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