Friday, September 21, 2007

Off-Topic - Barry Bonds no longer a Giant

From Barry Bonds' journal:

September 21, 2007

Dear Fans,

This journal will be one of my last entries as a San Francisco Giant. Yesterday, I was told by the Giants that they will not be bringing me back for the 2008 season. During the conversation with Peter McGowan I was told that my play this year far exceeded any expectations the Giants had, but that the organization decided this year would be my last season in San Francisco. Although I am disappointed, I've always said baseball is a business -- and I respect their decision. However, I am saddened and upset that I was not given an earlier opportunity to properly say goodbye to you, my fans, and celebrate with the city throughout the season as I truly believe this was not a last minute decision by the Giants, but one that was made some time ago. I don't have nor do I want any ill feelings towards the organization, I just wish I had known sooner so we had more time to say our goodbyes and celebrate the best 15 years of my life.

I consider the City of San Francisco and you, the fans, my family. Thank you for loving me and supporting me throughout all the highs and lows. I feel a deep connection with you as I have grown up with all of you since the days my dad first became a Giant. The Bay Area has loved my family and friends for so many years and I thank you for that. It is now a time for change, as many athletes have experienced. It is comforting to know that those who have come before me -- Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Joe Montana and Jerry Rice, to name a few -- have forever remained in the hearts of the fans, as I know I will too.

Rest of the diary.

He's right. He will always remain in the hearts of fans, because he plans on injecting us with chemicals scraped off of his scalp.

I have no opinion of this, but it's interesting news to a baseball fan like myself, so I'm sharing it.


Domoni said...

He will be the DH next year for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, California, USA, Earth, Solar System, Milky Way Galaxy, Universe Prime

Librocrat said...

I'm thinking Oakland - because they are a team that appreciates older talent at DH. First Frank Thomas, then Mike Piazza, now Bonds.