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Would You Pitch to Barry Bonds?

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Bonds needs 4 dingers to tie Hank Aaron's record; he's in an 0 for 20 slump; the Giants are going to Chicago to play my Cubbies 4 games. Wrigley Field is a homerun hitter's paradise. Would you pitch to him? Would you walk him? DH thinks the pitcher should hit him every time he comes to bat Unfortunately, that's a good way to get your pitcher tossed. I simply hate the idea of one of my Cubs being the pitcher to give up "The Homerun".
(can you tell I'm a Cubs fan?)
Any thoughts? Even if you don't think Bonds' numbers are jacked because of steroids, would you want to be the one to throw that homerun ball?
post #2 of 13
nope!!!! I wouldnt want that ANYWHERE near my Yankees. I would either pitch around him, let him hit a high popup/grounder or walk him. I think his runs were helped by roids anyway.
post #3 of 13
Bonds is in big slump right now. I am a Braves fan and the Braves will be traveling to San Francisco next week. I would prefer that the decision about wether or not to pitch to Bonds be made when it is his turn to bat. If he is still in a slump or we have a lead and what he does is unlikely to change the outcome of the game then he should be pitched too. However if the game is close and the bases are loaded or he is in a position to take away our lead the he should be walked. I would prefer to not have the pitchers throwing extra pitches to anyone including bonds unless the situation makes it worthwhile.
post #4 of 13
I´ll do it!..
post #5 of 13
I'd pitch to him..... one high and tight, maybe it would get away and BEAN him.
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Originally Posted by Liza24 View Post
nope!!!! I wouldnt want that ANYWHERE near my Yankees. I would either pitch around him, let him hit a high popup/grounder or walk him. I think his runs were helped by roids anyway.
Whether they are or not, I think he's proved that he's pretty good without the steroids

I'd pitch to him and do my best. I certainly wouldn't be unsportsmanlike and wimp out by pitching something bad just so I'm NOT the one to give him his last home run.
post #7 of 13
I am a big Cardinals fan here, we are the World Champions altho you wouldn't know it the way we're playing this year :-( Anyway yes I would pitch to BB, he is going to eventually bread the record anyway so why not go down in history as giving up the homerun. Whether he takes steroids or not and what people think of him is not going to change that.
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Whether they are or not, I think he's proved that he's pretty good without the steroids

I'd pitch to him and do my best. I certainly wouldn't be unsportsmanlike and wimp out by pitching something bad just so I'm NOT the one to give him his last home run.

maybe so, but he should have earned ALL the runs without roids, THEN i would respect him. Hes just to tainted now for my tastes. Glad my fave player is Jorge Posada, catcher for the Yankees. hes NEVER touched any type of substance, and is a AWESOME mentor for kids.

His name is even part of my NYY tattoo, but you have to rally look to see it,lol
post #9 of 13
I think his HR record should have an asterisk * next to it. As far pitching to him, I wouldn't do it. I hope my team pitches around him when we play SF in a couple of weeks.

Liza24, A-Rod is going to break that record in a few years!
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I think his HR record should have an asterisk * next to it. As far pitching to him, I wouldn't do it. I hope my team pitches around him when we play SF in a couple of weeks.

Liza24, A-Rod is going to break that record in a few years!



i TOTALLY AGREE!!! give A-Rod about 3 years, and that record is HISTORY!!

gee, maybe Bonds should get a career ending injury before he breaks the record,,hehe
post #11 of 13
I'd pitch to Bonds but they would all be inside and maybe even a little high. That being said, I believe in pitching inside anyway to back the hitter off of the plate. It's become something of a lost art in baseball.
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I'd pitch to Bonds but they would all be inside and maybe even a little high. That being said, I believe in pitching inside anyway to back the hitter off of the plate. It's become something of a lost art in baseball.
I happen to agree there. I really enjoy watching Marino Rivera pitch them low, mid high and in, and watch them climb the ladder,lol
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I am a big Cardinals fan here
Wow, they let you people on this board??!!! (just kidding)

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I think his HR record should have an asterisk * next to it.
Our local newspaper (I live between St. Louis and Chicago) featured a pic of Cardinal fans holding small signs with an asterisk on them everytime Bonds came to bat. One fellow was holding a much larger sign with an asterik, but the asterik design was made up of syringes. I really liked that one. I think there's a big question mark about Bonds homers being legit, but if you put in that asterisk, what's it going to say at the bottom of the page--"some of these homeruns are questionable because of steroid use"?

Strangely enough, I'm listening to the game right now and Bonds isn't playing--he said his ankles are swollen. Huh, and I thought that problem was with his head.
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