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Thursday BP: Support coronavirus relief by having lunch with Barry Bonds

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Hey there all you cool cats and kittens, let me know if the following describes you:

  1. You’re a fan of the San Francisco Giants.
  2. You have an obscene amount of money.
  3. You’ve been wanting to donate some of your large fortune to aid coronavirus relief, but have been waiting to see if there’s a cool perk you can get for doing so.

Is that you? Awesome! Might I suggest lunch with the greatest hitter of all time, Barry Bonds?

Bonds announced on Tuesday that he was joining the All In Challenge. The All In Challenge has resulted in a lot of famous athletes auctioning off cool prizes, such as Magic Johnson auctioning off a game of H-O-R-S-E against him, followed by courtside tickets to a Los Angeles Lakers game.

What’s Bonds offering? A hangout over lunch, the bat from his 575th home run, a signed and personally inscribed baseball, and a tour of some of his memorabilia.

So if you’re itching for a grand Giants experience for a good cause, head on over and get in the bidding.

On that note ...

Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?

You know he did.

April 30, 1996: Against the San Diego Padres, Bonds hit 2 home runs off of Bob Tewksbury. First up was a grand slam in the 5th inning, which scored Allen Watson, Marvin Benard, and Robby Thompson, and gave the Giants a 6-2 lead. Somehow, Tewksbury was allowed to face Bonds again in the 6th inning, and he hit a 2-run home run, scoring Marvin Benard and giving the Giants an 8-4 lead. The Giants would win 9-4. They were his 10th and 11th home runs of the year.

April 30, 2000: Against the Montreal Expos, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 5th inning off of Carl Pavano. It gave the Giants a 3-2 lead, but they would lose 4-3. It was his 10th home run of the year.

April 30, 2003: Against the Chicago Cubs, Bonds hit 2 home runs off of Matt Clement. A 2-run home run in the 3rd inning scored Neifi Perez and gave the Giants a 4-0 lead. A solo home run in the 6th inning made the lead 5-0, which was the final score. They were his 7th and 8th home runs of the year.

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Hope you all have a wonderful Thursday.