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Barry Bonds heads into federal court in 2011 before being sentenced to probation and 30 days home detention for obstructing justice. Bonds' conviction was overturned in April.

Giants fans got used to watching Barry Bonds walk during those epic home run-filled seasons in the early 2000s.

Today, Bonds walked out of court with a light sentence for felony obstruction of justice.

The sentence, handed down by U.S. District Judge Susan Illston, requires Bonds to spend 30 days under house arrest (gosh, confined to a 15,000 square foot estate sounds like torture) and places him on probation for two years. He will also have to serve 250 hours of community service and pay roughly $4,000 in fines.

Bonds was convicted in April after being investigated for years surrounding his use of steroids.

After being probed for the better part of a decade, the slugger won’t have to spend a single night in jail. There are some very unhappy prosecutors stalking around the Federal courthouse in San Francisco.

While many, including the prosecutors, think Bonds got a “slap on the wrist,” Judge Illston stood by her decision, saying that the punishment is “consistent” with similar crimes in this same case.

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