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November 18, 2002
Barry Bonds has found a way to stop that talk about his looking pumped up: sit next to Konishiki, a 606-pound retired sumo wrestler capable of causing a worldwide flannel shortage. The pair chatted at the Tokyo Dome, where a team of major leaguers played the Japan All-Stars as part of an eight-game tour. In one game Bonds, who was named the National League's MVP on Monday, struck out three times—the first time he's done that in a game since Aug. 8, 2001.
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November 18, 2002

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Barry Bonds has found a way to stop that talk about his looking pumped up: sit next to Konishiki, a 606-pound retired sumo wrestler capable of causing a worldwide flannel shortage. The pair chatted at the Tokyo Dome, where a team of major leaguers played the Japan All-Stars as part of an eight-game tour. In one game Bonds, who was named the National League's MVP on Monday, struck out three times—the first time he's done that in a game since Aug. 8, 2001.

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