Neyer opines on the possibility of Barry Bonds playing in Japan -- or anywhere else -- this year, based on a report he found speculatin' on just such a hypothesis.
I agree with Rob that the use of the term "blackballed" in the linked article is a bit much. If Bonds truly wanted to play somewhere this year he could. All he'd have to do is to make it known that he'd take the drastic discount all of his baggage calls for, and there's no evidence that his people are doing that. It's also my personal opinion that Bonds is the kind of guy who would get quite a lot of self-satisfaction believing he was blackballed, but that's another post.
Where I disagree with Rob is in his choice of legal experts he asks about Bonds' ability to leave the country while under indictment. That Keith Scherer guy sounds like he knows what he's talking about, but the other guy he quotes sounds like a real shyster.