Saturday, May 20, 2006


The San Francisco Giants slugger tied Babe Ruth's mark for home runs on Saturday with a second-inning shot of some 400 feet, against Oakland.

Tyler Snyder, 17, of Pleasanton, Calif., caught the ball and to his credit did not throw it back onto the field in disgust at Bonds' reported use of steroids to enhance his athletic performance.

The Associated Press reports:
Bonds ended a nine-game homerless drought -- a stretch of 29 at-bats -- since hitting No. 713 with a 450-foot drive May 7 in Philadelphia. His teenage son, Nikolai, a Giants bat boy, was waiting for him at home plate and they embraced.

Next up is Hank Aaron's record of 755 ... Bonds has said that could be a long shot considering he turns 42 on July 24, is playing on a surgically repaired right knee and with bone chips floating around in his left elbow.
And considering he's no longer sucking on the steroid teat.


Anonymous said...

The Babe did it on hot dogs and beer, and Barry did it with the syringe...

Anonymous said...

Congrat's to Barry Bonds. Don't let them get to you. You are the greatest to ever played the game..well after you pass Hank Aarons record.