Giants Roundup: And Now, It Begins

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With Mr. Bonds hitting #745 last night off Tom Glavine to pull within 10 homeruns of the record, the sporting world is slowly shifting its collective focus to the chase, or rather, the controversy behind the chase.

  • Ray Ratto to America: Welcome back to Barry-homer-mania, thanks for coming earlier than expected and don’t forget to leave sooner than later. [SFGate]
  • ESPN Page 2 columnist Jemele Hill begs God to smote the land upon which Barry Bonds trods. Yeah, as if Bonds hasn’t already made a deal with someone making sure that doesn’t happen. [Page2]
  • Now, we’re normally the last ones to defend Barry, but resident MLB loudmouth Curt Schilling’s rant yesterday was just plain silly: “I mean, he admitted that he used steroids … I mean, there’s no gray area. He admitted to cheating on his wife, cheating on his taxes, and cheating on the game, so I think the reaction around the league, the game, being what it is, in the case of what people think.” Actually, Curt, he has not admitted to many of those things. Therein lie the perjury charges. [ESPN]
  • Meanwhile, David Ortiz can’t tell the difference between bananas and steroids. We’re already looking forward to Big Papi “forgetting” English when summoned to Congress. [FanHouse]
  • Bonds and OJ: karma coming around? Or just loopholes made clear? [100% Injury Rate]
  • Contrary to popular belief, there was a baseball contest last night, and Matt Cain’s bad luck continued. After a rough two innings, Cain pitched shut out ball through seven, giving the bullpen some much needed rest, but Glavine was better and the Mets won 4-1. [SFGate]
  • Speaking of the Mets, a woman is suing a 300-pound man who allegedly fell on her and broke her back during a Shea Stadium game. [Deadspin]
  • Whomever had Dave Roberts in the first-Giant-to-go-on-the-DL office pool, come get your prize. [official site]
  • The good (Brad Penny, Jose Cruz Jr), the bad (Nomar, Randy Johnson) and the ugly (Todd Helton’s goatee, Randy Johnson’s mullet, Barry Bonds’ backne) from the first 30 or so games in the National League West. [McCovey Chronicles]

[Photo courtesy: SFGate/Carlos Avila Gonzalez]

2 Responses to Giants Roundup: And Now, It Begins

  1. Karl says:

    I thought Russ Ortiz was the first Giant on the D.L.

  2. Say Hey says:

    Yeah good point. I guess technically he was, but was he really hurt or was it just a move to get Lincecum up without sending Ortiz down?

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