Bonds Claims "Unauthorized Rambling" is Unfair Charge

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    Former Giant Barry Bonds has not spoken publicly about his visit to Bryan Stow's hospital room.

    Barry Bonds wants another turn at bat in the federal case against him in San Francisco.

    The slugger's attorneys filed a motion Wednesday asking a judge to change Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction to an acquittal or schedule a new trial.
           
    He was convicted of obstructing a grand jury's steroids investigation by giving an evasive answer during questioning in 2003. The trial ended in April with a mistrial on three perjury counts and a conviction on the single obstruction count.
           
    Bonds' lawyers argue he was unfairly convicted of "unauthorized rambling" in discussing being a celebrity child when asked whether his trainer ever injected him with a syringe. The lawyers insist that Bonds answered the question directly during further questioning.
           
    A July 1 hearing is scheduled to consider the latest motion.