“Barry Who? Never Heard of Him…”

The San Francisco Giants have purified their stadium and removed all images and remnants of Barry Bonds from the premises. Certainly now no one will ever associate the two together again.

As Barry slowly approaches trial for perjury it seems that the team wants no negative connotations to overwhelm what should be the worst or second worst team in all of baseball. It is not like, without Barry Bonds, that incredible stadium of theirs wouldn’t exist right? Or that the only reason that the team got any coverage in the last few years was because of Barry.

I get the desire to move away from Barry and restart the franchise, in terms of baseball decisions that is fine to me and a long time coming. But this fake, “We don’t like him now” bullshit is just that. They had no problem when he was on steroids and hitting homers and putting asses in the seats. Hell, both the GM and the owner of the Giants were mentioned in the Mitchell Report as having knowledge of steroid use in their clubhouse, this wasn’t a complete shock to them. So this duplicitous, fake cover-up is purely a waste of time. In the end, Barry will always be remembered as a Giant and the team needs to accept that and to accept their own responsibility for looking the other way as long as it enabled them to compete. Even last year they had no problem exploiting his chase after Hank Aaron. Now they immediately try and scrub themselves clean?

They probably would be better off putting MORE Barry stuff all around the park, maybe then people would look at that stuff and not pay attention to the fact that their GM Brian Sabean has assembled a team of aging, overpaid veterans without real skills, a farm system whose only impact players are 3-4 years away at a minimum and a team likely to not win more than 65 games. Yikes.

4 Responses to ““Barry Who? Never Heard of Him…””

  1. 1 the roomate
    March 27, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    Please trade me Eqinio Velez so I can share the San Francisco shame.

  2. 2 slanch
    March 27, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    If you can’t even spell Eugenio’s name how can you provide him with a loving home? Your foster care credentials will need to be looked at with a very fine toothed comb

  3. 3 the roomate
    March 27, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Huh. Who is named Eqinio and why is that name stuck in my head?


    whatevs, Ray Durham will play 162 productive games anyways so he has no value.

  4. 4 slanch
    March 27, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    Ray Durham is going 112 – 28 – 147 – 15 – .376


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