How will Dodger fans react to Barry Bonds hitting home runs 755 and 756 (and probably 757 through 760, since Brett Tomko and Mark Hendrickson are pitching) in Los Angeles? There seem to be three schools of thought:
- (1) loud booing, disgraceful alcohol-fueled displays (the most likely scenario)
- (2) the Silent Treatment (which would be awesome, but good luck with that)
- (3) Throw the Ball Back! (simultaneously awesome and stupid)
But! there's a modified version of option (3) that takes the "stupid" out, allowing some undoubtedly deserving fan to say f' you to Barry while still affording them the privilege of paying a luxury tax greater than the value of their car: Throw a DIFFERENT ball back.
Shock the announcers at ESPN, who will have probably interrupted the State of the Union address to bring us Barry Watch 2007, into thinking someone just threw away (maybe) $500,000 in order to make a statement. Then say "Just kidding!" and get Sotheby's on line one!
Wonder what the Dodgers' official stance is? Diamond Leung informs us:
"Our plan in the event of a home run is to acknowledge the home run's significance on DodgerVision and allow Barry to tip his cap and be acknowledged by the crowd." - Dodgers spokesman Josh Rawitch on the Dodgers' plans for if Bonds hits 755 and 756.