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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Pavel Zacha Jersey . — Barry Bonds certainly thinks hes worthy of election to the Hall of Fame. «Without a doubt,» baseballs home run king said Monday at the San Francisco Giants spring training camp, where he will serve as a hitting instructor for a week. The 49-year-old Bonds spent his last 15 big league seasons with San Francisco, finishing in 2007 with 762 homers. But his final years were clouded by suspicions of performance-enhancing drug use, and the seven-time NL MVP was convicted of one obstruction count in April 2011 by a jury that found an answer he gave was criminally evasive during 2003 testimony before a grand jury investigating the distribution of PEDs. And he didnt even come close to election to the Hall in his first two turns on the ballot. Advice for the writers who have not voted for him: «You guys are all adults. I have no advice for you.» One topic he wouldnt discuss: Alex Rodriguez, who is serving a season-long drug suspension. Bonds said he respects Rodriguez and will talk to him individually, «not in a press conference.» Meeting with about three dozen media for about 30 minutes on a patio overlooking the left field area at Scottsdale Stadium, Bonds wanted to put the controversial past behind him. «It feels really good to be back,» Bonds said. «It feels good to give back to the game that I love. Hopefully, Ill be a part of this longer.… Im enjoying it. „I am more nervous at this than I was playing, because it was only my mind and me. Hopefully I can bring good value to the ballclub. Well see how it works out,“ he added. „I dont even know if Im good at it.“ Looking about 30 pounds lighter than his playing weight of 230 and considerably more affable, Bonds wore an orange-and-black Giants cap, a black windbreaker and baseball pants, ready for the first day of work in a seven-day stay in camp. He appeared relaxed, laughing and joking more in a few minutes than he did during the years when he ruled the teams clubhouse from his corner reclining chair. „Im just a different character. I was a different character playing,“ he said. „Now Ive had time to slow down, do other things. I needed that guy to play, its who I was at the time. Im the same person, just a different character.… Teammates used to say, you dont play when youre nice. It worked. Whatever it was, it worked.“ After meeting with the media, Bonds watched Posey and others intently in the batting cage. „The timing was right. Thats why its happening now,“ manager Bruce Bochy said. „Its good for Barry to see how its going to work for him. To me, he is one of the greatest minds in baseball.“ Would he perhaps like to manage some day? „I want to try and get through these seven days first,“ he said with a laugh. Jamie Langenbrunner Jersey . Rookie Marek Mazanec made 39 saves for his first NHL victory and the Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 7-2 Saturday night. Miles Wood Jersey . A judge had summoned Clemens and Brian McNamee to federal court in Brooklyn for settlement talks aimed at heading off a trial in the defamation case. McNamees lawyer emerged saying an agreement wasnt likely. „I think this is a case where the lines are deeply drawn in the sand,“ said attorney Richard Emery.Vancouver, BC (SportsNetwork.com) — Devan Dubnyk stopped 35 shots to lead the Minnesota Wild in a 4-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks. Zach Parise, Jason Zucker, Thomas Vanek and Jared Spurgeon all scored for the Wiild, who have won their past three games. Cory Schneider Jersey. Daniel Sedin and Ronalds Kenins scored for the Canucks, who have dropped three of four. Ryan Miller allowed three goals on 19 shots in the loss. cheap falcons jerseys cheap ravens jerseys cheap bills jerseys cheap bears jerseys cheap bengals jerseys cheap cowboys jerseys cheap lions jerseys cheap texans jerseys cheap colts jerseys cheap jaguars jerseys cheap chiefs jerseys cheap rams jerseys cheap dolphins jerseys cheap vikings jerseys cheap saints jerseys cheap giants jerseys cheap jets jerseys cheap eagles jerseys cheap steelers jerseys cheap 49ers jerseys ' ' '