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Apparently amphetamine tests aren't the only thing that give Barry Bonds trouble. So too does a certain lefthanded pitcher just signed by the Mets to a contract that some may find a bit too lofty for their liking.

That Barry Bonds is 1-for-7 with four strikeouts against Scott Schoeneweis (including three in one game during the 73 HR season of 2001) is one a few good reasons to root for the newest Met. The primary one, besides the jersey he'll be wearing, is that Schoeneweis is a cancer survivor (testicular) who overcame his health issues to produce a reasonably successful major-league career.

I don't have any great walk-off stories for Schoeneweis, other than to tell you that he's earned a Shea walk-off win already, even though he didn't play for the Mets. I'm referring to a game last May 27th when the Blue Jays beat the White Sox on a Shea Hillenbrand walk-off home run.

I'd rather focus on the Bonds story, which knocked Tim Teufel's return to the Mets organization (hello Savannah Sand Gnats!) off the back page. It's come out via the New York Daily News that Bonds apparently failed an amphetamines test, than blamed his results on teammate Mark Sweeney.

If that's the case, I can't wait to hear whose fault it is that he's 0-for-5 in his career against Doug Sisk, or who he blames for four whiffs in five hitless at bats against Jeff Reardon, or how Jeff Kent screwed with his mind, forcing an 0-for-4 against Ray Searage, or the conspiracy theories behind his inexplicable 0-for-8 against legendary former Met Charlie Puleo.

True Metenweis know...Barry Bonds has never hit a home run in a Mets walk-off win.

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