Where's Nate?

living large in the four-oh-eight. wicked large.


bonds away.

So Barry finally hit #715 and passed The Babe. And the only thing people are talking about is how KNBR's Dave Flemming lost power to his mike during the big call. Are you serious? The greatest player since Willie Mays is only 40 homers from Hank Aaron and the national media just shrugs it off?

Where was this indifference when Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire were chasing down Maris in 1998, hopped up on the juice? What about Sammy's corked bat?

No doubt Barry is less-than-perfect. But the national media turning its collective back on a major milestone makes my stomach turn.

Here's to Barry. And here's the Barry being the first to #800.


  • At 12:14 PM, Blogger michael budelsky said…

    Even putting aside my general dislike for BB, I couldn't disagree with you more about there being a national media indiffernce to Bonds' homer chase. The coverage did suffer a bit at the end from the fact that it took Barry a while to get over the hump -- I think some news outlets just got tired of the story. But, judging from weeks of ESPN cutting live to every single Bonds at bat, and that it made the local news here and the national news, I don't think that there was indifference. I actually think way too much attention was paid. It's certainly worth noting that he moved ahead of Ruth, but YOU'RE ONLY NUMBER TWO! Talk to me when Bonds approaches the real record.


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