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kevin, I know how you feel about Rickey. My response was more directed at milo than to you, especially because I witnessed how badly Rickey was treated by giants fans at their park...
What's this breaking the record crap? Hank Aaron holds the record. I believe it is unheard of that when someone ties and/or passes the #2 guy, that such a celebration should ensue.
I just gave my standing O....to Tyler Snyder.
Add my name to the list of embarrassed A's fans. Not only was it bad enough to surrender the HR and have it happen at home, but to give the guy a curtain call? WTF? How often do A's players get curtain calls? Maybe it was those "neutral" fans who were willing to pay $65 for $30 seats, but really how many of those were there? Even with the "neutral" fans and the SF folks who sneaked in, A's fans should still have made up the vast majority in the stadium.
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Sorry three-peat, but using the Houston fans as a comparison is a bad one. If A's fans have a problem with other A's fans giving Bonds an ovation I can respect that, but as a baseball fan and a human being, I don't think its necessary for anybody to go crazy when some guy throws at another and intentionally drills him, baseball etiquette or not.
Well, maybe now all those "classy" A's fans will get a chance to watch Bonds play in green and gold as a DH going after Aaron's record.
"Now batting, designated hitter Barry Bonds..."
will get a chance to watch Bonds play in green and gold as a DH going after Aaron's record. </I
Let me apologize to all for referring to 715 as "record-breaking". I know very well that Aaron has the record. I've been brainwashed by the media!
I can't believe the A's are getting one hit by Cain....he's a good young pitcher but he's stunk all this year and in no way should be dominating the A's bats like this. He's not this good and I don't think the A's offense is this bad.
Let's hope the A's turn things around by the next bay bridge series in sf in june. I think they will.
"As for Bonds in green and gold, the thought makes me ill. I won't ever cheer for that cheater."
Speak for yourself. I resent that post. I will never root for a confessed or proven Cheater from any team.
That's a bad analogy vegasjks.
Who are the "we" here. You mean to tell me the players cheated and the fans are guilty because they believed in the integrity of the players and the game?
I was standing up like everyone else for a couple of minutes after he hit 714 so I could see above the standing people. I think I even applauded partly because it would get this whole count down thing over with sooner. Plus it didn't really hurt us (it made it a 1-1 tie). A little bit of me feels sorry for him (even though he is a jerk) considering the whole baseball world, both home & away crowds, went crazy over the steroid users McGwire and Sosa back in 1998.
Feel SORRY for him??????????
Should we be cheering Nick Swisher while he slams 5 Amp energy drinks each game in the dugout?? Bonds is a joke, but don't forget everybody else who cheats in different ways. This whole ere is tainted in so many different ways. Will you be cheering when Javier Herrera hits a homerun for the A's sometime in the near future??
Another bad comparison, vegas jks, also known as vegasj.
Explain to me why eyleenn
ey, please don't bother to explain...it is pointless and this guy is just trolling as usual.
I love how all you anybody can say on this website boils down to two things. Kendall sucks and Bonds cheats. Think, elaborate, define your argument.
Kevin, I didn't WANT him to hit the HR and I never said I cheered him. I just applauded for a couple of seconds after it happened, and at that not wildly.
vegas- You don't think "Kendall sucks" or that "Bonds cheats", and you need more elaboration, definition, and argument to be convinced of each? Then you are dumber than I thought you were after I read one of your first posts.
Well I believe it's easy to say "Kendall Sucks", but if you look deeper into it there is a lot of reasons to say he doesn't. Damian Miller was the previous catcher for the A's, and yes he had better offensive numbers far and away then Kendall. But the A's starting pitching struggled mightily with Miller calling games, and Kendall has turned Zito and others around, while developing studs like Haren, Harden, Street, etc. By explaining this you form a much better argument, instead of piling onto a guy who hit into a double-play. Agree or not, just give an argument that can contribute to a meaningful conversation instead of constantly challenging a posters mental level.
Ok, now give us your meaningful argument why you think Bonds does not cheat.
I didn't say Bonds does not cheat. I said that just because he is in the spotlight, and steroids is the most well known supplement, you can't excuse other forms of cheating that happen in the game on a daily basis. Many past and present parts of the Oakland Athletics franchise have been as dirty as they come, so how can we call Bonds the biggest cheat and "I would never cheer for him." Anybody that says they would not cheer for Giambi if he was still wearing the green and gold is a liar.
Sightings at the park today (did not see any A's hitters): Rickey Henderson and Tyler Snyder (not together). Alex Smith was there yesterday to witness the Barroid's moment of unholy glory.
"I didn't say Bonds does not Cheat". Well, which is it? Does he or doesn't he? If you say he does't,then,there is no doubt, you are an idiot. If you say he does cheat, then you need to apologize to all the other posters on this forum that you have offended with your idiotic and demeaning posts. Also, you posted, "Anybody that says they would not cheer for Giambi if he was still wearing the green an gold is a liar." Well, I,for one, would not cheer for any cheater in the green and gold or any other team for that matter and I resent being called a liar. Now, after you have apologized, you can go away asswipe.
So Amp energy drinks are illegal in baseball now? Don't be a troll!
Boston fans knew back in 1988 that McGwire and Canseco were using. Then that bottle found in Mac's locker? People knew, Selig just wiped it under the carpet trying to repair the damage the lockout had. I wouldn't have stood and cheered, I just say lets get on with the game, didn't the A's PA recognize it? I think the A's need to recognize it because if they don't, then they need to take down 4 of their AL Championships and 1 World Series title....something they are too proud of to let go...otherwise if we do let it go, we give the Giants they first world championship in SF....so we recognized a mere career milestone while keeping the world series trophy out of AT & T.
The roid brothers weren't big factors in the world series that year. They could've easily won that series without them.
again, withe the curtain call, there were a LOT of giants fans there but bonds makes that decision to go back out himself. the crowd was begging for him to do a curtain call, they were just still cheering. you guys are taking this way too seriously. let them have their little moments. 1989 is all i need
McGwire's brother was a bodybuilder and known roider. Mark went from a tall skinny kid to a cartoon character (with acne). Canseco's ridiculous body and many injuries also led to a lot of doubt to his legitimacy. It wasn't just Boston fans. Many of us A's fans started to get very suspicious, but the stories were not public like they have been with Bonds- and there were no hallowed records being chased back in the late 80's/early 90's where these guys were involved, so this is comparing apples to oranges.
Hey, at least A's fans back in the late 80s/early 90s weren't blind or deaf to Canseco and his negatives....whenever he would come up even in Oakland at the coliseum, you'd hear just as many boos as you would cheers for him even during his MVP years with the A's.
kevk, exactly my point, selig will never go back into the record annals and put an * on it. how about the pitchers....Clemens' name has been dumped into the mix...now he's out..
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