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Posted by: swishymcjayhawk

756 - 08/07/07 11:02 PM

Barry is the new HR King. any thoughts?
Posted by: brando

Re: 756 - 08/07/07 11:03 PM

I can tell my kids what I was doing when he hit it...

until they can prove he juiced, then he is the HR King...
Posted by: jaihaux

Re: 756 - 08/07/07 11:09 PM

I was genuinely surprised about Barry's reaction. He seemed overwhelmed and really excited. That was nice to see.

It was also great to see Hank Aaron. What a classy moment from the Hammer. He showed more class in that minute than Bonds has in his life.
Posted by: jdavis34

Re: 756 - 08/07/07 11:31 PM

I was scratching my balls at my friend's house watching the Red Sox game in HDTV when he hit it, then switched over to see it.

I thought the whole thing was great... I enjoyed the moment.
Posted by: brando

Re: 756 - 08/08/07 12:08 AM

at lest you were scratching the right ones...
Posted by: larryb

Re: 756 - 08/08/07 09:09 AM

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I was scratching my balls at my friend's house watching the Red Sox game in HDTV when he hit it, then switched over to see it.

I thought the whole thing was great... I enjoyed the moment.




The best MLB moment last night COULD have been if Clemens got his ass kicked. Man was I hoping!
Posted by: Morgansraider

Re: 756 - 08/08/07 09:19 AM

I was watching "The Bronx is Burning" on the other ESPN channel....then I went to bed.
Posted by: JHAWX75

Re: 756 - 08/08/07 09:32 AM

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I was scratching my balls at my friend's house watching the Red Sox game in HDTV when he hit it, then switched over to see it.

I thought the whole thing was great... I enjoyed the moment.




The best MLB moment last night COULD have been if Clemens got his ass kicked. Man was I hoping!




You really think Rios would of had a chance?

Even after firin' that 2 hitter Clemens would of raked the field with his ssa.
Posted by: larryb

Re: 756 - 08/08/07 09:46 AM

Do I think he would have had a chance? Yes. Congrats on Clemens firing a 2 hitter last night. The Yankees are a solid 5-8 when his 18 million dollar ass has started. Meanwhile, Your Yankees are going to end up winning the World Series.
Posted by: jammahawk

Re: 756 - 08/08/07 09:54 AM

It was a "I'll remember where I was moment". Life can go on now, Barry can continue to be an A-hole now. Thank God it's over with.
Posted by: larryb

Re: 756 - 08/08/07 10:09 AM

I am willing to bet more people watched Aaron break Ruth's record. After all, I do recall it being in prime time or at least at a time when more than half of the country was awake.

I would like to know what took security so long to get to the guy who "caught" the ball? I am honestly supprised the guy came out of there with out any major injuries. As those in the know have said - SELL the ball NOW. Bonds final Home Run Ball will be worth a lot more.
Posted by: JHAWX75

Re: 756 - 08/08/07 10:53 AM

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Meanwhile, Your Yankees are going to end up winning the World Series.




(inhale smelling roses, followed by exhale) AHHHHHHHHHHHH, how right you are!
Posted by: jdavis34

Re: 756 - 08/08/07 10:55 AM

Growing up as a fan of baseball, you understand the significance of some sports moments in your lifetime. August 7th, 2007 will always be one of those moment for me. You remember where you are when you first witnessed it happening; I happened to be at Kevin Sanderson's house. I didn't witness it live, I was watching the Boston Red Sox game and the bottom line said he hit 756, and I got to watch what happened after he touched home plate.

There will always be doubters of Barry Bond's home run record being legitimate. But we live in a country that preaches "innocent until proven guilty." Yes, I have my own doubts of Bonds, but I would against all my beliefs saying that Bonds is a cheater without hearing it from his mouth. Just like I didn't believe Pete Rose bet on baseball until he said it, I won't believe until Bonds writes a book or sits down with ESPN 30 years from now and says he cheated. It's not fair to do that.

I think what truly sold me on the record being broken was Hank Aaron doing a video message directed towards Bonds. That legitimized the record for me completely. And until I know he really cheated, it will be legitimate.

Bonds has been unfairly singled out. If he did steroids, he isn't the only person who has done them. If steroids was a huge problem in baseball and it made Bonds hit 756 homeruns... Then where are all the hitters from the 90's with 700 homeruns? Oh yeah, there are NONE, that's why. Sammy Sosa is the closest with over 600 homeruns, but he actually has been outed as a cheater with his corked bat.

The truth is, it takes more than upper body strength (whether built naturally or not) to hit a baseball 400 feet. It takes hand-eye coordination, it takes quick hands, it takes concentration, will, power, determination and skill.

Barry Bonds is a skilled baseball player. Barry Bonds is a 14-time All Star. He's own 7 NL MVP awards. From 1990 to 1998, he won a Gold Glove for the outfield. From 1990 to 2004, except 1995, he's won a Silver Slugger. He's lead the NL in batting average twice (once with a .370 average). He's lead the league in on base percentage 10 times. 7 times with slugging percentage. 10 times with OPS. Only twice has he lead the league in homeruns (2001 of course and 1993). He is 32nd all time in stolen bases and second by active players!

Hands down, he is the best player of my lifetime, and of many people's lifetimes as well.

Also, people say that the 73 was such a huge amount, but if you look how he basically missed the 2005 season, if you average the 78 homeruns from 2001 and 2005, you get 39 homeruns, which is keeping his average considerably the same. He's only has one season ( of 22), where he played less than 100 games.

Instead of trashing him, just try to appreciate history. Because whether it gets broken by A-Rod in 7 years or someone 30 years from now, this is an important moment in sports and baseball history.
Posted by: pwhittemore

Re: 756 - 08/08/07 10:59 AM

Nice speech...I appreciate legit history...Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron...not BALCO customer Bonds.
Posted by: jammahawk

Re: 756 - 08/08/07 11:05 AM

I'll give Bonds all the credit in the world for breaking the record. No asterick needed, the record belongs to him.
There is no law that says a record can't be held by a drug abusing a-hole.
Posted by: jaihaux

Re: 756 - 08/08/07 11:14 AM

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You really think Rios would of had a chance?



Probably not, but I'd bet Matt Stairs would have beaten the ever-loving crap out of Mr. April, Alex Rodriguez, himself.
Posted by: JHAWX75

Re: 756 - 08/08/07 11:42 AM

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You really think Rios would of had a chance?



Probably not, but I'd bet Matt Stairs would have beaten the ever-loving crap out of Mr. April, Alex Rodriguez, himself.




More like Matt STARES cause that's all he did. Too bad this is baseball and not boxing. You dont get extra runs for staring onto the field. Nor are you worth mentioning on a message board. But since he was a Royal I see your connection.

I would of actually liked to of seen Pena v. Stairs.

Stairs was quoted:

"I heard somebody chirping when I was talking to Lyle [Overbay] and I didn't think it was Alex and I asked who it was," Towers said. "Tony Pena is running his mouth off and I was like, 'What's this guy running his mouth off for?' This dude is a quitter. He managed a team and quit in the middle of the season because he couldn't hack it. He's going to run his mouth off? So I ended up getting into it with Alex a second time."
Posted by: jammahawk

Re: 756 - 08/08/07 12:08 PM

He quit because he was doing his neighbors wife.
Posted by: KURUSH1530

Re: 756 - 08/08/07 01:42 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbCXXkym_a8

Video from the section that the Barry Bonds home run ball landed in. After the ball drops, it's a crappy view, mainly staring at the ground and what not. Maybe he was protecting whatever it was he was filiming with?
Posted by: jaihaux

Re: 756 - 08/08/07 02:31 PM

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You really think Rios would of had a chance?



Probably not, but I'd bet Matt Stairs would have beaten the ever-loving crap out of Mr. April, Alex Rodriguez, himself.




More like Matt STARES cause that's all he did. Too bad this is baseball and not boxing. You dont get extra runs for staring onto the field. Nor are you worth mentioning on a message board. But since he was a Royal I see your connection.

I would of actually liked to of seen Pena v. Stairs.

Stairs was quoted:

"I heard somebody chirping when I was talking to Lyle [Overbay] and I didn't think it was Alex and I asked who it was," Towers said. "Tony Pena is running his mouth off and I was like, 'What's this guy running his mouth off for?' This dude is a quitter. He managed a team and quit in the middle of the season because he couldn't hack it. He's going to run his mouth off? So I ended up getting into it with Alex a second time."




A-Rod's a physical speciman, but Matt Stairs is a hot-dog-eating-donut-downing dude. He's the size of a cow. I'd take him in a royal rumble.
Posted by: Hawk1990

Re: 756 - 08/08/07 05:59 PM

Stairs is a hockey player from New Brunswick, Canada. I would put my money on him over nearly anyone in baseball.
Posted by: Hawk1990

Re: 756 - 08/08/07 06:00 PM

As for the Bonds homer, I was fast asleep. And glad of it.
Posted by: hasbeen

Re: 756 - 08/08/07 06:31 PM

Congrats Barry!
Posted by: jaihaux

Re: 756 - 08/08/07 08:36 PM

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Stairs is a hockey player from New Brunswick, Canada. I would put my money on him over nearly anyone in baseball.




Yup, me too. A few years ago, when the Royals were really awful, they had the likes of Stairs, Ken Harvey, Dennys Reyes, Calvin Pickering, etc. No team would have survived a bench-clearing brawl with that group.