Barry Can’t Be Bothered With Your “Doubles”

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This is creepy.

Yesterday, we compared Barry Bonds to Major League‘s Roger Dorn. Little did we know how fitting it was. The quote we picked–“It was out of my reach, what do you want me to do, dive for it?”–was oddly prophetic of an incident last night.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, Brian McCann hit a ball into the left-center gap. Bonds didn’t even move. It wasn’t hit to center. It was hit in the gap! The Chronicle just mentions this incident in passing, describing Bonds’ reaction to the hit as “standing in left field like a statue making no effort to chase.” He didn’t even move. Bochy took him out of the game after his at-bat in the top of the fifth and kept Rajai Davis in the cleanup spot for the rest of the game. Surprisingly, Bonds was not available for comment after the game.

Now, one of the more common sayings among Giants players (Jeff Kent aside) to the media during the Bonds Era goes something like this: “Barry may not like the media, but he’s always been a great teammate in the clubhouse. He does his job, helps out the young guys, et cetera, et cetera.”

Well, last night, Bruce Bochy and the rest of the Giants were allegedly fuming over Bonds’ lack of hustle movement.

Simply put, it was a slap in the face of his hard-working teammates.

Dorn indeed.

[Sidenote: Here are a pair good, quick reads that we accidentally left out of the earlier Giants roundup: one is written by The Giants Curmudgeon and the other is by The Candlestick Guy.]

2 Responses to Barry Can’t Be Bothered With Your “Doubles”

  1. Chris says:

    Ok fine maybe Dorn and Bonds do match up a little bit.

  2. Max Mercy says:

    Bruce Bochy: What I was concerned with was why you didn’t come up with that ball that McCann hit in the 4th

    Barry Bonds: It was out of my reach, what do you want me to do dive for it?

    Bruce Bochy: Barry, it could have meant the game!

    Barry Bonds: oh come on cut the rah rah shit Boch! Year after this I go free agent. Plus me and my agent got a couple of plans for life after baseball. So I am not about to risk major injury or displace this property for a collection of stiffs!

    Bruce Bochy: Ya know Bonds, I liked you so much better when you were just a ballplayer. If you wanna be an interior decorator now that’s none of my business. But some of us still need this team. Now you listen to me! This is my last shot at a winner and for some of the younger guys it could be their only shot. I don’t know what happened to you. But if you ever, ever tank another play like you did today, I’m gonna cut your nuts off and stuff em down your fuckin throat!

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