The asterisk enjoys its moment in the sun


Few punctuations marks are enjoying as much play this month as the asterisk. This is thanks to Barry Bonds, of course, whose detractors have embraced the six-pronged star (or as Deadspin eloquently calls it, “Shift-8, bitches!”) as a running sight gag at San Francisco Giants games to taunt Bonds, whose eventual home-run record, they believe, should be qualified with a footnote.

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