Hey there all you cool cats and kittens, let me know if the following describes you:
- You’re a fan of the San Francisco Giants.
- You have an obscene amount of money.
- 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.
- Roger Munter talks with LHP prospect Joey Marciano (There R Giants)
- Grant Brisbee continues his countdown of the best home runs in San Francisco history, with 35-31 (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Henry Schulman talks with Matt Cain about 2010 and injuries (SF Chronicle)
- Maria Guardado ranks the best left fielders in franchise history (MLB)
- Hunter Bishop talks about the strength of the Giants farm (KNBR)
- Baseball America ranks the top 500 prospects ahead of the 2020 MLB Draft (Baseball America, subscription required)
- Marc Carig ranks the best jerseys in baseball (The Athletic, subscription required)
Hope you all have a wonderful Thursday.