Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Seeing Barry Take a Bow

For one night I choose to ignore the Balco-related issues and joined San Franciscans in Barry Bonds’ great achievement. As part of this year's LinuxWorld San Francisco, our headquarters and San Mateo sales office crew attended the Giants vs. Nationals baseball game at AT&T Park. We had great seats overlooking left field, where Bonds roamed for six innings. (Thank you, Laura. Nicely done!)

Barry almost hit for the cycle –- missing only a triple -– prior to dinging his 756th career home run. Willie Mays, Barry's godfather, met Bonds on the field after his triumphant run around the bases. Hank Aaron, who had been baseball's home run king for the past 33 years, appeared via video on the scoreboard and magnanimously praised Bonds.

It was a wonderful evening that was made even better because I was able to share it with my fellow Ducks.


Michael said...

We heard Richard almost missed the big moment and I thought Baseball was big in Northern Ireland...

Laura Buchanan said...

It was a memorable evening and a great way to experience San Francisco, although everyone should know that Barry started his homerun chase playing in Pittsburgh :-). It was a good thing that Doug was leaving on Wednesday morning because I was contemplating buying tickets for the Wednesday night game instead. Thanks Doug.