Friday, August 03, 2007
Thanks ESPN....thanks for letting me know that Bonds was is on deck with your crappy little pop-up thingy (click photo for larger view). That's nice of you. I was also unaware that he's 2 homeruns away from passing Hank Aaron. Good reminder there....thanks again!
As you know already, Bonds failed to homer in LA, so he and his slump roll into San Diego for the weekend. Padre Fans are obviously thrilled, and even their announcers are dreading the series....
“There's a prayer that I say in my car, and I have all week,” said Ted Leitner of XX Sports Radio. “ 'Dear God: Please not here, and please not me.' And I mean that.”I still think it would be cool to be there, or even more...the one who announces it. But I can see Vasgersian's point.
“The whole thing stinks,” said [Padres' Announcer Matt] Vasgersian, who must be wondering where a Fox assignment is when he needs it. “The tone will not be reverential, nor will it be celebratory. It'll be matter of fact.
“I don't think I'll say this, but the tone will be, 'Like it or not, one of the most hallowed records, if not the most hallowed record in all of sports, will have an arguable stain over it, until A-Rod breaks it.'"
Voices of Padres dread Bonds call (Sign On San Diego)
God, Why Dost Thou Torture Me? (Rumors and Rants)