Friday, September 17, 2004

Welcome to the 700 Club

With an easy, looping swing that almost looked as though he'd been fooled on the pitch, Barry Bonds stroked the 0-1 third inning offering from San Diego hurler Jake Peavy (who was probably feeling a little peevish as he watched the ball sail into the left field bleachers) out of SBC Park for his 700th career home run.

After Bonds rounded the bases, he took a curtain call to thank the San Francisco home crowd. A banner unfurled from one of the light towers, revealing a full-length likeness of Bonds's familiar post-swing stance and the number 700. At the conclusion of the inning, as Bonds took the field, groundskeepers unveiled a sign on the left field fence showing Bonds alongside the other two members of the 700 Club, Henry Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714), and the inscription, "A Giant Among Legends."

Best of all, the horde of collectible-seekers who crowded McCovey Cove in watercraft of every description was thwarted when Bonds took the ball to the opposite field.

1 insisted on sticking two cents in:

Blogger Joel offered these pearls of wisdom...

WHOA! When I first read the title, I thought you had become a television evangalist ;-)

7:51 AM  

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