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Thursday, March 07, 2013

Barry Bonds tosses first pitch at Malibu Little League Opening Day

They should rename it Maliboo! (mothball-licking BBWAA voter)

Erdemir Warner crouched behind home plate preparing to catch the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day for Malibu Little League. But this was no ordinary first pitch. The wideeyed 12-year-old was about to catch a ball thrown from one of baseball’s greatest-ever players.

With chants of “Barry, Barry, Barry” drifting across the Majors diamond at Bluffs Park last Saturday morning, former major league star and current home run king Barry Bonds threw out the first pitch to Warner, who couldn’t believe what had happened.

“Like it’s incredible that he threw that to me. I was so flabbergasted,” Warner said. “It was just the greatest moment. It means everything.”

...On Saturday he came to Malibu to support his godson, Riley Banvard, who was playing little league for the very first time. To no one’s surprise, the 11-yearold Banvard wore number 25 with “Giants” emblazoned across his chest.

“I haven’t seen [an opening day] in a while. I’m here for my little godson. It’s nice to come here in this beautiful weather,” Bonds said. “Opening Day is always going to be exciting. When I go back and think about it, that’s the one day I looked forward to. It’s the first day with everyone getting together. You have your first game; you get your first hit. It’s great. For the kids it’s awesome.”

Repoz Posted: March 07, 2013 at 07:25 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Hello Rusty Kuntz, Goodbye Rusty Cars Posted: March 07, 2013 at 08:01 PM (#4383451)
And Royce Clayton was there too. The closest thing we had to that was an old drunk who slept in the dugout and demanded we call him Ferguson Jenkins.
   2. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: March 07, 2013 at 08:43 PM (#4383482)
“I haven’t seen [an opening day] in a while. I’m here for my little godson. It’s nice to come here in this beautiful weather,” Bonds said. “Opening Day is always going to be exciting. When I go back and think about it, that’s the one day I looked forward to. It’s the first day with everyone getting together. You have your first game; you get your first hit. It’s great. For the kids it’s awesome.”

This is good stuff.
One more thing you tend to forget: brand-new uniforms smell awesome.
   3. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: March 08, 2013 at 09:35 PM (#4384686)
I was so flabbergasted


what the heck are 12-year-olds reading these days to be using words like this ?
holy cow !!

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