Yesterday Lasorda…today Terence Moore gets to hang with Bonds, Mays and McCovey.
“You guys don’t even know the half of what Barry is going through,” said McCovey, shaking his head, glancing at a spot on the floor. “You saw what Hank Aaron went through (while chasing Babe Ruth’s record), so you can imagine what Barry is going through.”
Translated: Hate mail. Lots of it, and from the sea of derogatory signs hoisted toward Bonds in normally docile San Diego during the Giants’ first road trip of the season (“Cheaters never prosper,” “Mr. Asterisk,” Greatest hitter/cheater ever”), somebody hurled a plastic syringe without the needle his way. “I don’t know why people want to hear other people say it, but you know what’s going on, and everybody knows it, because people aren’t dumb,” said McCovey, suggesting that Bonds is getting bashed for racial reasons.
This is the same McCovey who grew up in the segregated South. In fact, he is a native of Mobile, Ala., Aaron’s hometown. “I got a lot of what Barry is getting now. For whatever reason, I got a lot of that stuff near the end of my career (in the late 1970s). As for Barry, it’s obvious that things aren’t the way that they should be in 2006.”
Posted: April 07, 2006 at 03:33 AM | 249 comment(s)
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