Hello everyone. I hope you get the day off, and that you get to spend it with loved ones.
Memorial Day means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. For me it means baseball.
I mean this as no disrespect to those who have deeper connotations with the day than that. But for a baseball-loving kid who grew up in a family that didn’t have much military presence — I only have one close family member that served, and thankfully he survived the war — Memorial Day is synonymous with baseball.
There’s no school, but there’s baseball on day long. Good baseball games. Day baseball games. Televised baseball games.
It’s the perfect time of day for baseball. Long nights. Warm, but not overbearingly hot weather. Early enough in the season that almost every franchise has hope.
So I find myself missing baseball a little bit extra this weekend. It’s been just about two months now since the season was set to begin.
I miss it.
Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?
May 25, 1998: Against the Cincinnati Reds, Bonds hit a 3-run home run in the 3rd inning off of Pete Harnisch, scoring Orel Hershiser and Bill Mueller. It gave the Giants a 3-0 lead, and they would win 3-1. It was his 12th homer of the year.
May 25, 2000: Against the Montreal Expos, Bonds hit a 3-run home run in the 3rd inning off of Tony Armas, scoring Livan Hernandez and Marvin Benard. It gave the Giants a 3-0 lead, and they would win 4-1. It was his 19th homer of the year.
May 25, 2002: Against the Colorado Rockies, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 4th inning off of Denny Neagle. It cut the Giants deficit to 3-1, and they would lose 6-3. It was his 17th homer of the year.
May 25, 2004: Against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 6th inning off of Casey Fossum. It gave the Giants a 4-0 lead, and they would win 4-1. It was his 11th homer of the year.
Hope your day is wonderful.