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Barry Bonds' wife has filed for legal separation. If those crazy kids can't make it work, what hope do the rest of us have?

In case you're curious, yes, this means that prosecutors could theoretically add her to the witness list in the perjury case if they want because divorce proceedings waive the rule which prohibits prosecutors from calling your spouse against you (I'm assuming this includes filings of legal separation, but someone correct me if I'm wrong). However, she would still not be allowed to testify about conversations that only she and Barry had during their marriage because Bonds is still entitled to rely on the marital communications privilege. Upshot: if the soon-to-be former Mrs. Bonds has evidence that Barry was knowingly juicing, it could now theoretically come to light, but not if the only way she knew about it was because Barry told her so in confidence.

Of course my use of the term "theoretically" is important here, because if the soon-to-be-former Mrs. Bonds has a lawyer with a pulse, she knows that her promise not to say nothin' to nobody will raise her divorce settlement substantially.