If you heard that a genetically engineered, steroid-bred thoroughbred had pulled up lame just shy of reaching a career milestone, you would have thought it was Barry Bonds right? Like all of those steroids caused to leg to fall off or something? Instead, it was Barbaro who failed in his quest for the Triple Crown after suffering a life-threatening leg injury.
And unlike a Bonds injury, people were actually concerned about the health of Barbaro.
Bonds did tie Babe Ruth’s mark with home run 714 on Saturday, showing that God really takes this resting on the seventh day thing seriously. But it wasn’t all bad. Tyler Snyder, the 19-year old man who caught Bonds home run ball, redeemed those idiot A’s fans who cheered the accomplishment—by refusing to give the ball to Bonds.
“Hell no, I hate that guy” Snyder said.
Would you ever consider meeting Bonds to let him look at the ball? “Maybe. But I don’t really care for the guy.”
God bless him.
Link for the story: Inside the Bay Area.