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I am a Liberal and a Socialist, a Democrat only because there is no one else to vote for. My religious beliefs, Think Herbert W. Armstrong.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Congratulations to Barry Bonds

You are now the all time home run king. A few things to consider about Barry Bonds.
I always heard that Ted Williams had a better command of the strike zone than any player who ever played. That might very well be true, but Ted retired the year I started following baseball, and I never got to see him play. Since then I have never seen anybody with a better command of the strike zone than Barry Bonds.
Barry seldom ever swings at a pitch that is not a strike.
With less than two strikes Barry seldom swing at a borderline pitch.
You seldom see a strike called on Barry on a check swing.
Folks, this is pure ability and nothing else.
Add to that, Barry plays half of his games in one of the toughest parks to hit home runs in.
Years ago Barry could have joined an American League club and finished his career as a DH, but chose to stay with the Giants and play leftfield.

Now that I have said all of that, the man who still wears the red cape for being the greatest home run hitter of all time is still George Herman 'Babe' Ruth, but that is another story.
I am providing no links to this story because you cand read about it on any news service.
Here is a link for people who like baseball stats.


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