Barry Bonds's teammate appear to be key at the upcoming federal perjury trial where the Govt accuses ex-Giant slugger Barry Bonds of lying about his steroids, HGH, and PED use. Bobby Estrella and Jason Giambi have been named as juice squeezers. To the AP:
Estalella, who was on the San Francisco Giants with Bonds in 2000 and 2001, is expected to testify to firsthand knowledge that Bonds used steroids, the Web site said, citing an unidentified source with knowledge of the evidence. The Web site attributed knowledge of the subpoenas to two unidentified sources.
Estalella testified before a federal grand jury in November 2003. He admitted to the grand jury that he used performance-enhancing drugs, the San Francisco Chronicle reported in December 2004.
The book "Game of Shadows," by two Chronicle reporters, says Estalella received a drug schedule from Greg Anderson, Bonds' trainer, advising him to use human growth hormone, the steroids "the cream" and "the clear," and the female fertility drug Clomid.
The book also indicates Estrella is a relatively obnoxious character.
Ex-Oakland A and ex-Yankee player Jason Giambi, a prodigious juicer -- better be prepared for court testimony too (notice any hting similar with Estalella and Giambi?):
Prosecutors also plan to call Jason Giambi and his brother, Jeremy, as witnesses at Bonds' trial so they can testify that Anderson gave them performance-enhancing drugs, The New York Times reported on its Web site Thursday night.
The newspaper said prosecutors want to use testimony from the Giambis, teammates in Oakland from 2000-01, to show that Anderson developed doping calendars for them. Then the prosecutors could argue that Anderson made similar calendars for Bonds, the Times said, citing an unidentified person briefed on the government's evidence. The newspaper said the person spoke on condition of anonymity because he didn't want to jeopardize his access to sensitive information.
There will likely be a trickle of big names coming out with involvement in the Bonds BALCO-steroids-perjury trial. SHold keep the media busy this year with names and faces.