Last night, Barry Bonds hit home-run #756 to the deepest part of the park to break Hank Aaron's storied record with one out in the fifth inning, hitting a full-count, 84 mph pitch from Washington's Mike Bacsik. With a long, satisfied stare, he watched his 435 foot shot sail over the fence and disappear into the scrum in the first few rows. Then he raised both arms over his head like a victorious prize fighter, fists clenched, and took off. Matt Murphy was the lucky dude to haul the record-breaking shot.
''Thank you very much. I got to thank all of you, all the fans here in San Francisco. It's been fantastic,'' Bonds said shortly after crossing home plate, his godfather, Willie Mays, at his side.
Big deal, he hit his 756th dinger. Wilt Chamberlain hit that many homers during his rookie year and without performance enhancing drugs.
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Posted by Alllegionoflegit at 8/08/2007