Monday, May 08, 2006

Bonds in Philly

Ruth did it on hot dogs and beer. Aaron did it with class. How did you do it?
Went down to Citizens Bank Park on Sunday night to see the Phillies take on Barry Bonds and the San Francisco Giants. As a Phillies fan, I mainly went to see them go for their eighth straight win. However, I also wanted to see if Bonds—just two homers shy of Babe Ruth's total of 714—could make history.

Well, I saw the Phillies win their eighth in a row, 9-5. And I saw Bonds pull a little closer to Ruth with this titanic home run off the façade of the third deck in right field.

Bonds hits career home run No. 713

Plus, I got to experience a Philly crowd in the presence of a much-despised individual, which is always entertaining...and somewhat embarrassing.

Some more photos and links to additional video clips below...

Citizens Bank Park, just before game time on May 7, 2006.
Bonds gets intentionally walked in the first inning, May 7, 2006.
Barry Bonds on Phanavision for final time in 2006.

More video:
Bonds Gets Philly Welcome

Bonds Whiffs in Philly Farewell


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