09.19.05

Sultan of Surly Decrees “You’re Supposed To Boo Me”

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From the Associated Press :

Most fans still love him in San Francisco, so this week will be Bonds’ first real taste of the taunting he’s likely to get whenever he’s away from the friendly confines of SBC Park.

“Boos, you’re supposed to boo me, shoot,” Bonds said, laughing. “They ain’t mad at you, they like you, man. They’re supposed to boo you — because I’m good, that’s why. I’m coming to get them. … I don’t care, bring it on, baby. You’re supposed to [boo]. It’s all good.”

“I’ve been hearing wild fans my whole career for 20 years,” Bonds said. “Why should that bother me?”

How dull would a contrite, earplug-wearing Barry Bonds be at this point? The only thing scarier for MLB than a sub-.500 Padres going far in the post-season would be if the Barry-led Giants got there instead.

3 Responses to “Sultan of Surly Decrees “You’re Supposed To Boo Me””

  1. Timothy Cook says:

    Dear Mr. CSTB,

    The fact remains none of those teams belong in the playoffs, even to provide fodder for the Cardinals to destroy in 3 games, but I respectfully disagree: I think a Barry-led Giants squad in the post-season would make that particular first round tilt far interesting than a Miguel Olivo(!?)-led Padres squad. You hafta admit Barry offers so much material for Buck, Brenneman and McCarver to get all locked-groove about. On second thought, maybe that’s not a good thing. Never mind!

    TC

  2. CSTB says:

    TC,

    Perhaps I should elaborate. By “scary”, I mean to say that the league would probably prefer that post-season media coverage _not_ be centered around the Surly One.

  3. Chuck Meehan says:

    I am wondering if MLB will move to institute changes for playoff qualification if a sub .500 Padres manage to advance to the NLCS. This isnt that far-fetched as a very plausible scenario of 2 dominant Jake Peavy outings and a fluked win inbetween would advance the Padres. I think it may be time to either extend the LDS to 7 games or at least award the team with the 4th best record in a league a playoff berth if a divisional winner is either .500 or under or if the 4th best team has a record that is significantly above a divison winners record (8-10 games).

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