Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Nicely Played, Anonymous Reporter

From Kevin Pearson at Diamond Leung's blog:


Perhaps one of the better timed comedic moments of the season and Barry Bonds' home run chase happened on Tuesday night.

With a massive pack of reporters waiting outside the Giants clubhouse post-game, Barry Bonds and his son walked out and looked startled to see the group -- nearly 100 deep -- standing there.

Wide-eyed, they turned around and walked back in with the door closing behind them, having made a 3-4 second appearance. Immediately, a promenent San Francisco writer who will remain nameless loudly called out "Six more weeks of winter"

Like all good comedy, it was perfectly timed and captured the moment.


The wag has been identified: Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle (according to Bill Shaikin of the LA Times).


Steve Sax said...

It's only too bad that Barry can't keep reliving his 0-for-19 against the Dodgers streak, again and again, a la Bill Murray in Groundhog Day.

Or maybe he can? No wait, we've got Tomko on the mound tonight. Scratch that idea.