Barry Bo: Back to the Bay

For a while there it looked like Barry Bonds might actually be blackballed out of Major League Baseball, and that Hank Aaron’s home run record would be temporarily safe. Not that safe, as it were. After pandering his wares down at the Winter Meetings, Bonds has reportedly agreed to a 1-year $16 million deal to remain with the Giants. Pending a physical. The doctor chosen for that job will certainly have an interesting day.

If Bonds breaks that record—and I hope he doesn’t—I hope it’s at home. Baseball doesn’t need a big ugly scene when its most hallowed record is broken. Ick.

7 comments… add one
  • I beg to differ. If Bonds is going to break the record, I’d prefer that there be a big, ugly scene, so the world has a chance to contemplate that Henry Aaron is still the home run king, and that baseball’s fans aren’t going to let a cheater get off with a warm and fuzzy victory lap.

    Hudson December 7, 2006, 11:48 pm
  • Heh…I’m inclined to agree with Hudson. The asterix may not be there in the record books, but an ugly scene would stick it firmly in the minds of all who witness it. My vote’s for the weekend of September 28-30: Dodger Stadium. Hmm…Giants play at Fenway in interleague this year. Didn’t realize that until now. Good thing for Barry he won’t be anywhere near breaking the record in June.

    desturbd1 December 8, 2006, 12:13 am
  • …he might d-1, but then again, who cares?…the hr records will be forever tainted to the point they don’t matter…and to think they stuck an asterisk next to roger maris’ single season hr record…

    dc December 8, 2006, 12:19 am
  • Well, when he does it, hopefully A Rod will be in the Stadium that Derek built (with A Rod’s help).

    walein December 8, 2006, 12:39 am
  • Bonds did a pretty darn good job of pandering his wares, if you ask me. 16M? Were the Giants really at gunpoint? Makes me wonder if that supposedly “bogus” Cards offer wasn’t so bogus after all. Perhaps the Cards figured out the PR disaster that such a signing would be and did their best distancing job. without a high, qualified offer, why would the Giants spend so much? Is Sabean that gullible?
    Man, that Giants team is old.

    SF December 8, 2006, 8:47 am
  • Well, there’s one less ‘old’ player on that team..JT Snow just retired to join the Giants’ front office.
    Also, on a note unrelated to this particular thread, JD Drew talks about the perception about him, and how he looks forward to life as a Red Sox.

    Scott SF December 8, 2006, 9:13 am
  • The Giants suck, crappy fielding, crappy hitting and Cain aside, crappy pitching. I’d be very depressed if I was a Giants fan becuase Sabean keeps building to “win now” and yet they don’t – or haven’t recently. In two years’ time every single player in that team will not only be over the hill, but barely young enough to walk on to a baseball field. Cain aside, there’s really nothing in their future other than total mediocrity.

    Sam December 8, 2006, 9:41 am

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