May 04, 2006

Throw It Back?

The Giants (and Barry Bonds) make their only visit of the year to Citizen's Bank Park and the Phillies this weekend, with the added drama that Bonds is just two home runs away from tying Babe Ruth for second all time with 714.

Now we know Philly fans aren't going to exactly give Bonds an easy time, with likely booing and steroid chants and even a Howard Eskin-led campaign for everyone in the stadium to get up and walk out when Bonds comes to the plate. But that brings up a question: what if Bonds ties or passes Ruth's mark? Normally, when an opposing player hits a home run in Philly, the fan catching it either chooses to throw it back or is ashamed into doing so. If a fan catches #715, should he still toss the ball back, even though it could be worth thousands of dollars?

Can't tell you what I would do. But I certainly would boo. And ask Bonds, repeatedly, "did I fuckin' stutter?"

Posted by Stephen Silver at May 4, 2006 05:12 PM


So what's this I hear that one of your pitchers (Lidle) was trashing Barry Bonds yesterday? I read it this morning on CNN.


Posted by: David Wasser at May 5, 2006 08:03 AM

I would love to say I would throw a HR ball back from the opposing team. But, this is a fucking HR ball once in a lifetime - literally, I've only gotten one ball ever in all of my baseball games. I'm keeping the little fucker and placing it right next to my other one (signed by gene budig).

Posted by: Jeff S at May 6, 2006 12:47 AM
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