Years from now, if I’m asked where I was when Barry Bonds tied Babe Ruth’s career total of 714 home runs, I’ll refer back to the CSTB archives : I was on the 7 train listening to Tom McCarthy’s voice flicker in and out like some Queens approximation of the Conet Project. Full disclosure : Tom was speaking thru a pocket radio and not, as I’d prefer, purring seductively in my ear.

The victim was Brad Halsey, the opposition, the Oakland A’s, the venue, McAfee Coliseum.

Congratulations to Barry, Greg Anderson, Victor Conte and most of all, Gary Sheffield’s former cook.