Wednesday, August 8, 2007

A Hunch Let Me Watch Baseball History

I was about to go to bed when I saw on that Barry Bonds was on deck. What the hell, I said to myself, so I turned my TV to the Giants/Nats game on the baseball package and viewed Bonds' entire at bat. I have to admit, I never thought I'd see something like that. I pleaded with the pitcher to not throw him an inside fastball, and what does he do.......serves #756 on a platter. Initially, I was a little confused as to how I felt. Happy? Pissed? Disappointed? But as Barry Bonds touched home plate and I saw how the fans in San Francisco were going absolutely nuts....I felt good for Barry. I never really thought I'd say that, and mean it. Watching Hank Aaron on the big screen congratulate Bonds and his family on his accomplishment.....watching Willie Mays celebrate the big day right on the field with Barry....and most importantly, the speech. As Bonds thanked his fans (the only ones that support him in the entire country), his family, his teammates, and even the Nationals....I felt happy for him. But the raw emotion he showed when thanking his father and pointing to the sky was legit. Whether or not he cheated the game, this guy has been through a ton of $hit, and has taken tons of $hit from millions and millions across America. Tonight, none of that mattered....because Barry did it. #756 is one for the record books.

***On a side note....I loved that pig pile out in left centerfield where the ball landed. I saw at least two people whiff on their chance to be millionaires.....and then when the ball finally was the biggest pig pile of all time. No doubt there were punches thrown, biting, kicking, and all that good stuff. That must have been some kind of action.


Chieftain said...

Well said.

steina said...

Well said Sudzie but at the end of the day he's about as cool as hot cup of coffee.