Striking out - again?

With its inaugural World Baseball Classic, Major League Baseball sought to create a first-of-its-kind international event to celebrate the sport.

With its inaugural World Baseball Classic, Major League Baseball sought to create a first-of-its-kind international event to celebrate the sport.

But on the day of the US' first game, news broke about Game of Shadows, a book alleging that slugger supreme Barry Bonds took several performance-enhancing drugs starting in 1998. The book is due out March 27, and an excerpt appears in this week's Sports Illustrated. Baseball's noble effort to hit a home run is overshadowed by yet another PR whiff.

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