Of course, because you are a human being who lives in the world, you already know that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West returned to
the scene of the crime to the scene of West's glorious marriage proposal to Kardashian yesterday, and that while doing so, they posed for a number of photos with Barry Bonds.
One question not addressed, probably because the reputable journalists at places like The Daily Mail and The Huffington Post are loath to speculate: why does Barry Bonds look so insanely gleeful, especially compared to the Mona Lisa smiles of his companions?
Well, here's one idea: perhaps it's because "by all indications," the Chron reports, the convicted felon appears likely to succeed after copious appeals in convincing a judge to overturn his 2011 conviction for obstruction of justice. Basically, "Bonds will soon be an innocent person in the eyes of the law," the Chron's Bob Egelko writes.
It's not like Bonds would be ducking jail time of the conviction went away: after his 2011 conviction for hindering a 2003 doping investigation by making false statements to a Grand Jury, the home run champ was sentenced to 30 days of home confinement, 250 hours of community service and two years of probation in December of that year.
Instead, Egelko writes, a successful appeal of the conviction means that Bonds will "clear his criminal record and add momentum to Bonds’ campaign, evidently joined by the Giants, to tidy up his image."
That theory certainly jibes with a LA Times report from Friday, in which Giants President Larry Baer said that the team is "open to more" of a relationship with Bonds, and General Manager Brian Sabean said retired Giants greats frequently visit the clubhouse, "and he would be happy if Bonds wished to do the same next season."
A clean record? A return to the Giants' loving embrace? Sounds like a reason to grin, alright.