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The long legal saga of the Department of Justice versus Barry Lamar Bonds appears to have come to a close, ending not with a bang (or a clang of prison cell doors) but with a whimper: a single paragraph saying the DOJ would not pursue the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

After at least $6 million spent on his trial and appeals, not a single conviction stuck, not even for lying under oath or misleading prosecutors. So, what did we learn from all this?

Baseball is a game known for keeping its numbers sacred. And after the statistical revolution of the past couple decades, teams hold the data they keep on players with the utmost secrecy.

Well, almost utmost.

The FBI is now investigating members of the St. Louis Cardinals organization for hacking into a proprietary player database kept by the Houston Astros. As details emerge, this was hack was more 8th grade prankster than sophisticated IRS data thieves, so let's take a look at some of the highlights:

Like many criminal defendants before him, Barry Bonds gave a "rambling, non-responsive answer to a single question." That non-answer earned the ex-ballplayer an obstruction of justice conviction.

And, like many convicted criminals before him, Bonds appealed his conviction. That appeal was finally successful today, after the 9th Circuit United States Court of Appeals reversed his conviction.

On April 15th, Major League Baseball with celebrate Jackie Robinson Day. All players and coaches will wear Robinson's now-retired 42 to mark the day that Robinson played his first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.

Robinson's debut helped to end the racial segregation in baseball that had kept black ballplayers in the Negro Leagues since the 1880s, and became a source of inspiration for the burgeoning civil rights movement.

You mess with the bull, you get the horns. Some Twitter trolls messed with proud papa Curt Schilling after he tweeted congratulations to his daughter her acceptance to college.

Schilling responded by tracking down and exposing a few choice commenters, one of whom has already been fired, and may follow up by pursuing criminal charges or a civil lawsuit.

Can Jose Canseco Really Sell His Shot-Off Finger on eBay?

During his days as a baseball player, Jose Canseco was known for his on-field prowess as well as his often-strange behavior.

Though Canseco retired from baseball in 2002, he has continued to be known for saying, and doing, some fairly peculiar things. Canseco's latest stunt may be his most far-out yet: After shooting off his finger in a gun-cleaning accident, then losing the reattached finger during a poker game, Canseco is now offering to sell the severed finger on eBay, reports San Francisco's KPIX-TV.

Wait, what?

A-Rod's DEA Confession: 5 Questions and Answers

New York Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez allegedly admitted to taking performance enhancing drugs during a meeting with the Drug Enforcement Agency earlier this year.

The admission is contained in DEA documents provided to defense attorneys for former University of Miami pitching coach Lazaro "Laser" Collazo, reports ESPN. Collazo and Rodriguez were both implicated in the wide-ranging investigation into Florida's Biogenesis of American clinic, which allegedly supplied performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) to a number of Major League Baseball players, including Rodriguez.

What do you need to know about the most recent twist in the long-running scandal?

Athletes accused of domestic violence make for sensational headlines, but a new statistic shows that divorce may actually occupy much more of the average pro athlete's home life.

According to The New York Times and Sports Illustrated, the divorce rate for professional athletes is somewhere between 60 and 80 percent -- much higher than the 50 percent estimated for all Americans, reports Forbes.

But does this downplay the impact of domestic violence among pro athletes? Here's some legal insght:

Miami-Dade Schools to Test Students for Steroids: Is This Legal?

The Miami-Dade County School Board has announced that it will begin testing high school athletes for steroid use during the upcoming school year.

The school district hopes that the pilot testing program, the specifics of which are still being worked out, will discourage the use of performance enhancing drugs by district students, reports the Miami Herald. Announcement of the program comes after Antonio Bosch, founder of the Biogenesis clinic linked to steroid use by Major League Baseball players, admitted to also providing steroids to Florida high school athletes.

While the program may be well-intentioned, is it legal?

Who's Liable for Damages to Vehicles in Ballpark/Stadium Parking Lots?

Toronto Bluejays outfielder Melky Cabrera's homer in a game against the Boston Red Sox this week didn't just raise his season home run total to 14, but it also raised an interesting legal question.

The home run sailed over the Green Monster -- Fenway Park's legendary left field wall -- and into a parking lot beyond the stadium where it shattered the windshield of a parked car.

Who can be held liable for damage to cars or injuries that occur in stadium parking lots?