Happy In Bag

Sunday, July 29, 2007


I felt sorry for Barry Bonds as he rounded third base after hitting a home run in a March 20, 2007, spring training game in Surprise, Arizona. The way fans, opponents and his own teammates treated him saddened me. Even in this meaningless pre-season game, the burden of his celebrity (and his supposed personality flaws) isolated him. I watched the great slugger attempt to kid around and relax with other players during the game; their responses were forced and artificial. Bonds will be alone when he reaches the most significant record in sports.


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