The whole thing about Barry Bonds breaking Hank Aaron’s home run record makes me sick. It’s bullsh!t, but it’s gonna happen. I’m glad that Aaron isn’t showing Bonds any respect by skipping the home run. And I’m equally happy that Commissioner Selig is blowing Bonds off, too.
My only problem is that I don’t want Bonds to be treated like a hero when he hits the record homer. I’m fairly certain that the only place he’ll get a hero’s celebration is in San Fransico. So what I’d like to see happen is for the Marlins to walk Bonds each at bat the rest of the weekend. I don’t want them to give him a single pitch to swing at.
Now, here is where my plan gets good. After the home series, against the Marlins this weekend, the Giants are heading south to play the Dodgers on Tuesday. I would love to see the Dodgers throw Bonds some simple tosses right down the center of the plate. Easy pitches that he can crush. Let him get the 3 HRs he needs on Tuesday. And the key would be the Dodgers not stopping play, acting as if nothing happened. Don’t stop the game. Don’t say anything over the PA. Just pitch to the next batter.
That’s my plan…. you got any better ideas on how MLB can shun Bonds and his sure-to-come record?