Newsday’s Ken Davidoff on the first Sultan Of Surly sighting of Spring 2007 :

During a 12-minute question-and-answer session, following the Giants’ first full-squad workout, Bonds essentially dared the federal government to take him down.

“That’s all right,” the 42-year-old said, when asked about the government’s investigation of him. “Let them investigate. Let them. They’ve been doing it this long.”

Gary Hart was unavailable for comment.