The Supposed Barry Bonds Boycott of ESPN Gains Some Steam

Thursday, July 19, 2007



Don't know if anyone saw Baseball Tonight last night, but it seems that their debating this whole Barry boycotting ESPN games thing. SbB is reporting via The SJ Mercury News that Barry Bonds could possible be boycotting ESPN televised games. He's missed three in a row and people are starting to raise an eyebrow.....

Is Barry Bonds boycotting the Worldwide Leader?

The left fielder has paused his home run chase all three times the Giants have been on ESPN this season, under odd circumstances that might seem odder when taken together. (The Home Run Derby could be considered a fourth instance.) It's just a theory, but we'll be sure to check in on that Sept. 7 game against the Dodgers, or sooner if ESPN picks up any other games.
Well Karl Ravech and the Krukster weighed-in on the subject last night.....
Ravech: "Barry said yesterday, `I don't need a day off.' This is, I believe, Game 3 in a row that the ESPN cameras have been there and he hasn't played. I can't believe there's any connection. That wouldn't be right to the team."

Kruk: "You would hope not."

Ravech: "There's no way."

Kruk: "You would hope he doesn't dislike us that much that he would sit out games."
Here's my two cents. Is Barry just going to wait for games that FOX is doing on the weekends, or only local Giants broadcasts? Can't ESPN do live look-ins for every at-bat??? Seems to be a little much ado about nothing.

Here's my theory (that really isn't a theory, but probably fact)....You think he might be waiting for the 8 game homestand coming up after the Milwaukee series this weekend??? That sounds more plausible to me, but anything is possible with Barry....as Brooks points out....
Why would Bonds dislike ESPN? Perhaps he was watching SportsCenter Monday when anchor Steve Levy, upon seeing Bonds behind a chain-link fence, remarked "There's a behind-bars joke there somewhere".

The comment was later edited out of the broadcast for morning replays.
Smooth ESPN....real smooooooth. I guess we might get a clue when FOX covers the Giants' game Saturday against the Brewers.

ESPNERS WONDER IF BONDS IS BOYCOTTING THEIR GAMES (Sports by Brooks)
Bonds theory of revolution (SJ Mercury News)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 9:29 AM

5 Comments:

It's quite possible that Mr. Balco has the same disdain for the WWL that most of us do. Plus, I think I'd get tired of seeing Pedro Gomez's face, too.

Bruce said...
Jul 19, 2007, 10:41:00 AM  

Someone covered this on epiccarnival.com the other day. I wrote a comment refuting it, but cheebus. I don't want to look like an ass.

Bstone said...
Jul 19, 2007, 11:29:00 AM  

Bonds does openly detest Pedro Gomez

Anonymous said...
Jul 19, 2007, 11:42:00 AM  

If this is what it takes to get the A-hole off the field then I am in full support of ESPN picking up EVERY Remaining game on the Giants schedule. (With Steve Levy taking the spot that 'reporter/stalker Pedro Gomez occupies of course) ZING!

Meatwad said...
Jul 19, 2007, 1:32:00 PM  

Steve Levy's a douche.

Anonymous said...
Jul 22, 2007, 2:51:00 AM  

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