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