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Thursday, August 09, 2007

The Onion Hits Another Home Run

You can always count on the satirists at The Onion for a more in-depth analysis of current events than most "legitimate" news outlets:
    Destruction Of National Pastime Given Two-Minute Standing Ovation

    SAN FRANCISCO — A sellout crowd rose to its feet and exploded into ecstatic cheers Tuesday night as Barry Bonds completed the downfall of America's most revered sport by hitting a thundering 435-foot shot into the left field bleachers for career home run No. 756 and tainting baseball's most beloved record.

    Barry Bonds as a rookieCelebrations broke out throughout AT&T Park and thousands of flashbulbs went off as Bonds took his ceremonial trip around the bases, his arms raised in a jubilant gesture of triumph as he completed his desecration of baseball. Fireworks filled the night sky to mark the utter destruction of the national pastime, a scramble for the infamous baseball broke out in the stands, and the game was interrupted for 10 minutes in the bottom of the fifth to mark the shameful occasion.

    Mike Bacsik, the pitcher who made the difficult and admirable decision to pitch to Bonds as if he were a normal player, and who will forever be known as the man whose fastball was sent out of the park along with the last remnant of baseball's self-respect, could only watch. Bonds would later present Bacsik with an autographed bat.
See the full article here.

1 comment:

Chris Wilde said...

Moral: be a Twins fan. They're the team that can't afford players like Bonds...for the better.

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