Sunday, March 18, 2007

Bruce Bochy Shows Barry Bonds Who's Boss

From "Giants give Bonds three-day break from spring training" at

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Barry Bonds went home for a three-day spring break in the middle of spring training.

onds will return from his excused absence on Tuesday, the day after the San Francisco Giants' only scheduled day off of the spring.

Nearly all of the players who did not make the trip to Tucson on Saturday were given the day off. With the entire team off on Monday, manager Bruce Bochy gave the slugger Sunday's game against the Kansas City Royals off as well.

Bonds has been in good form at the plate this spring, hitting four home runs in his past seven games. Overall, Bonds is hitting .348 with four homers and nine RBI in 23 spring training at-bats.

Meet the new boss...same as the old boss.