While U.S.S. Mariner‘s Dave Cameron wonders why the A’s are reluctant to sign a certain All-Time HR Leader (“unlike the Mariners, they don’t have a fan base to offend. No one comes to their games anyway, so a decrease in attendance isn’t really a worry”), Patricia Yollin of the SF Chronicle covers one local institution’s attempts to deemphasize itself Barry Bonds. Other the the Giants, that is. (links courtesy Tim Cook)
It’s bad enough that the San Francisco Giants dumped Barry Bonds, that he’s still ensnared in a steroids scandal and that he might end up in prison. Now he’s been demoted by the Wax Museum at Fisherman’s Wharf.
On Thursday, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie took the home run king’s prime lobby spot while he settled into a new life downstairs, next to his godfather, Willie Mays, and nine other sports heroes.
“We’re moving him because he’s not signed with the team for this season,” said museum curator Curtis Huber. “I don’t have a crystal ball but, if I did, I’d say his career is over. And for our purposes, he’s done everything he’s going to do as a San Francisco Giant.”
I’m sorry, but if you think Angelina Jolie performed her own stunts in “Hackers” without the benefit of PED’s, you’re awfully naive.