i've mentioned before about my thoughts about barry bonds and his whole chase. he's insufferable, unlikeable and defiant in the face of very substantial evidence against him. if you're not a giants fan who owes him everything, from saving the team in the city to the building of this gorgeous ballpark, it's very difficult to find a reason to cheer him on. and that's been the tact i've taken in my time here.
however, last night, for the first time, i cheered.
then again, last night, i saw history made.
i didn't really cheer for the man. the achievement, however, is staggering. and because of that, the stadium was electric (and these are fans more concerned with their pinot noir than their pitch counts).
here's the photos from section 141, left center:
as bonds batted, the place lit up with camera flashes. think of a huge glass jar full of a million fireflies.
turning a 5 into a 6 had never taken such importance.
although it was obvious that hammering hank had a shotgun aimed at his head from off camera, seeing him and hearing him was an amazing surprise.
$40 a ticket bought us some bragging rights.