Posted by
Message
RollTide1987
Alabama Fan
Washington, D.C.
Member since Nov 2009
54798 posts

Just found out something that makes me dislike Barry Bonds even more
Dude was a helluva baseball player but a piss poor teammate. The story is from Game 7 of the 1992 NLCS - the Pittsburgh Pirates vs. the Atlanta Braves. It's the Bottom of the 9th, two outs, and the Pirates are head by a single run. The pinch hitter Francisco Cabrera is up to bat at the plate. After hitting a fouled liner down the left field line, Golden Glove winner and Pirates center fielder Andy Van Slyke attempted to signal to Bonds to take a more shallow position in left field. In response to this, Bonds flipped Van Slyke off and stayed where he was.

On the very next pitch, Cabrera hit the ball into shallow left field - right where Van Slyke was trying to position Barry Bonds. David Justice scored almost immediately to tie the game up, and then Sid Bream beat Bonds's throw to home to win the game and advance his team to the World Series. That was the last game Bonds played in a Pirates uniform.

Van Slyke waited until almost 20 years after the game to finally say something about the little disagreement the two of them had before that fateful hit but I have no reason to doubt his claim. Bonds never came out to deny the claim either.

LINK

LINK


dukke v
LSU Fan
PLUTO
Member since Jul 2006
185882 posts

re: Just found out something that makes me dislike Barry Bonds even more
A true POS cheater.....


VADawg
USA Fan
Jacksonville
Member since Nov 2011
30151 posts

re: Just found out something that makes me dislike Barry Bonds even more
Barry Bonds is one of the biggest pricks to ever step foot in a baseball clubhouse. His teammates at Arizona State wanted to boot him from the team even though they knew he gave them a better chance to win the CWS.


craigbiggio
Penn Fan
Member since Dec 2009
31805 posts

re: Just found out something that makes me dislike Barry Bonds even more
Don't care, still HR king


DrEdgeLSU
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Dec 2006
7086 posts

re: Just found out something that makes me dislike Barry Bonds even more
Who gives a crap? What say Barry moved over to that spot, and I hit dropped in where he had previously lined up? Barry bonds being a better teammate would not have won the World Series. Stories like this coming out 20 years later are so ridiculous.


WPBTiger
USA Fan
Parts Unknown
Member since Nov 2011
22926 posts

re: Just found out something that makes me dislike Barry Bonds even more


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
215
S
Texas Southern Fan
RIP Wayde
Member since Jan 2007
124942 posts
 Online 

re: Just found out something that makes me dislike Barry Bonds even more
People bitch about ESPN today but they really lost me when they devoted like 2 years of daily coverage to Bonds, BALCO, and the roids and the trial etc. circa 2006-7. I still hate Pedro Gomez’s face.


pioneerbasketball
Arkansas Fan
Team Bunchie
Member since Oct 2005
107431 posts

re: Just found out something that makes me dislike Barry Bonds even more
And the reality show


VinegarStrokes
Atlanta Braves Fan
Georgia
Member since Oct 2015
11106 posts

re: Just found out something that makes me dislike Barry Bonds even more
Image: http://mlb.mlb.com/images/4/6/8/56985468/081413_melded_plays_v2_p8a2votg.gif


Edit: Just noticed that the score graphic shows St Louis and Pittsburgh in the 14th. WTF?
This post was edited on 2/20 at 9:13 am


Grit-Eating Shin
LSU Fan
You're an Idiot
Member since May 2013
7299 posts

re: Just found out something that makes me dislike Barry Bonds even more
Didn't the AZ St head coach let the team vote on whether or not to kick him off the team and then vetoed it when they voted to do so? He thought there was no way they'd vote Barry off.


craigbiggio
Penn Fan
Member since Dec 2009
31805 posts

re: Just found out something that makes me dislike Barry Bonds even more
Maybe they were talking about it during a Cards/Pirates game? " Seems kind of a dick move to Pirates fans


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
70
Grit-Eating Shin
LSU Fan
You're an Idiot
Member since May 2013
7299 posts

re: Just found out something that makes me dislike Barry Bonds even more
quote:

Who gives a crap? What say Barry moved over to that spot, and I hit dropped in where he had previously lined up? Barry bonds being a better teammate would not have won the World Series. Stories like this coming out 20 years later are so ridiculous.
Nah. Anything that tarnishes the legacy of a world-class a-hole is fair game. History should not be kind to jerk offs like him.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
2311
SammyTiger
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Feb 2009
49662 posts
 Online 

re: Just found out something that makes me dislike Barry Bonds even more
quote:

Who gives a crap? What say Barry moved over to that spot, and I hit dropped in where he had previously lined up? Barry bonds being a better teammate would not have won the World Series. Stories like this coming out 20 years later are so ridiculous.


I feel Like the center fielder had a reason to believe it was going to go there, and that reason was based on how the guy was hitting the ball.


VADawg
USA Fan
Jacksonville
Member since Nov 2011
30151 posts

re: Just found out something that makes me dislike Barry Bonds even more
quote:

Didn't the AZ St head coach let the team vote on whether or not to kick him off the team and then vetoed it when they voted to do so? He thought there was no way they'd vote Barry off.


That's the version I've read


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
30
TH03
Iowa State Fan
Member since Dec 2008
167756 posts

re: Just found out something that makes me dislike Barry Bonds even more
quote:

Edit: Just noticed that the score graphic shows St Louis and Pittsburgh in the 14th. WTF?


That graphic is almost undoubtedly not from the live broadcast of that game. I believe that was August 13, 2013, a game the cards won 4-3 in 14. They were probably showing that clip during the game.

box score


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
93
SportsGuyNOLA
LSU Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since May 2014
7497 posts

re: Just found out something that makes me dislike Barry Bonds even more
Bonds was/is a huge piece of shite.

One of the most hated players of his era by fellow big leaguers.

None of his douchebaggery should exclude him from Hall of Fame consideration, however, I.E. Ted Williams, Ty Cobb, etc.

Fortunately, he was/is a piece of shite away from field as well, and his heavy involvement in steroids and bogus jacked-up statistics should keep him banned from Hall of Fame induction forever.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
1411
JJ27
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Sep 2004
57493 posts
 Online 

re: Just found out something that makes me dislike Barry Bonds even more
Not as bad as when he stood there while a ball hit the wall while playing left field.


cas4t
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Jan 2010
67847 posts

re: Just found out something that makes me dislike Barry Bonds even more
quote:

Who gives a crap? What say Barry moved over to that spot, and I hit dropped in where he had previously lined up? Barry bonds being a better teammate would not have won the World Series. Stories like this coming out 20 years later are so ridiculous.


I feel Like the center fielder had a reason to believe it was going to go there, and that reason was based on how the guy was hitting the ball.


that's exactly what happened. It's common baseball strategy to make outfield adjustments in situations like this.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
52
91TIGER
Houston Astros Fan
Lafayette
Member since Aug 2006
15554 posts

re: Just found out something that makes me dislike Barry Bonds even more
quote:

Not as bad as when he stood there while a ball hit the wall while playing left field.




Nothing tops this one though

Image: https://media.giphy.com/media/zmxaqjnM2dhUQ/giphy.gif


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
170
Not Cooper
UCLA Fan
Member since Jun 2015
2455 posts

re: Just found out something that makes me dislike Barry Bonds even more
Is Van Slyke really implying that Bonds had any chance of catching that ball? He would have had to be playing deep short to catch that.


first pageprev pagePage 1 of 4next pagelast page

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram