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Barry Bonds Gets the Blagojevich Treatment




    Former baseball player Barry Bonds leaves a federal courthouse for his perjury trial, Wednesday, April 6, 2011, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/ Paul Sakuma)

    The jury in the perjury trial of former Giants' slugger Barry Bonds reached a verdict on one of four counts Wednesday.

    The jury found Bonds guilty of obstruction of justice and the jury deadlocked on three other counts.

    If that sound familiar, it should. Rod Blagojevich's epic corruption trial ended in the exact same fashion.

    The former governor was convicted of lying to the FBI, and the jury deadlocked on the rest of the counts.

    Blagojevich will get a second go-around with the jury starting next week. Stay tuned to Ward Room and @ward_room for all your Blago news.