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Wednesday BP: The new bullpens are here

They’re not the same, but they are pretty.

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Hello! Happy Wednesday, and happy July. And happy start of Spring Training 2.0!

Our rewatch of the 2014 postseason is continuing tonight at 6 p.m. PT with Game 2 of the World Series, so come check that out if you’re needing some baseball to tie you over until baseball tentatively starts in less than a month.

And speaking of actual baseball, the San Francisco Giants have some new developments at Oracle Park. We’ve known for most of the offseason that the team would be getting rid of the bullpen mounds that were in foul territory. But we didn’t know exactly what it would look like when they moved those mounds behind the fences.

Well, the bullpens are officially done. Many people will miss the old ones, but dang ... these sure are pretty.

Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?

He did.

July 1, 1996: Against the Colorado Rockies, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 5th inning off of Lance Painter. It tied the game 5-5, and the Giants would win 9-6. It was his 22nd homer of the year.

July 1, 1998: Against the Anaheim Angels, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 6th inning off of Steve Sparks. It gave the Giants a 2-0 lead, and they would win 6-3. It was his 18th homer of the year.

July 1, 2004: Against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 7th inning off of Jose Lima. It gave the Giants a 3-2 lead, but they would lose 5-4, despite Jason Schmidt hitting a home run. It was Bonds’ 21st homer of the year.

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Have a great Wednesday, one and all.