Tuesday, February 09, 2010

VSIMH Scoop: Barry Bonds Entranced By The Dodgers Caravan

In a great piece that was picked up by Yahoo's Big League Stew as well as The Spin That Is Not Alive, Roberto over at Vin Scully Is My Homeboy pulled the scoop of the month when caught Barry Bonds trying to get the autographs of his favorite Dodgers.

Oh, sure, Giants fans will argue, it was just a coincidence that Bonds shows up at the exact site that the once-a-year Dodgers Caravan decides to visit for lunch. No, that disproportionately large-craniumed man with the shrunken testicles is just a fan of chicken and waffles, right (who isn't? Especially with that nifty website music? But I prefer the Gower location, myself)? Why don't you go and start a Giants blog and just report that news on that blog?

Because of pictures like this one:

As BLS put it, "I like this photo, mostly because the sun shines on Roberto (he's the angelic figure at the far left) but there's a dark shadow cast over most of Bonds. Hey, hasn't Barry been associated with shadows somewhere before?" I'm not going to spoil the VSIMH post, but you've got to go and read the accompanying article. It's not many posts that include the Dodgers, chicken and waffles, and a disgruntled Barry Bonds.

Way to go, Roberto, not only for always showing up for Dodgers fan opportunities, but for your balanced reporting on Mr. Asterisk!

10 comments:

Michael K. Smith said...

This kid is getting some major publicity of the Bonds meeting. I used to collect autographs with my father when I was a child. I just can't do it now. I feel weird asking someone for a autograph as a 40 year old man. I'm impressed by Roberto. He goes to all the events.

Steve Sax said...

I'm also impressed Roberto knew what Ken Gurnick looked like.

rbnlaw said...

If only I was unemployed. The I could go to some of these events. Then again, I wouldn't be able to afford anything at Roscoe's.

Roberto said...

@ Steve - lol Thanks.

Dusty Baker said...

I really need to get serious about the lottery, quit my job, and go to these caravan events.

Fred's Brim said...

DB: win the lottery, start your own caravan!

Neeebs said...

@ Sax/Roberto:

I still couldn't pick out Gurnick. Is he the one in the foreground or the guy coming off the bus?

Jason said...

My first impression on seeing this photo was that Roberto was somehow caught in the gravitational pull of Barry's head.

"Well, that's a huge noggin. That's a virtual planetoid. Has it's own weather system."

Mr. Customer said...

This had me puzzled at first, but now it just seems a little sad. I bet he cries himself to sleep on his giant pillow.

KempKershaw said...

Neeebs- Gurnick is in the foreground heading away from the bus, Steve Yeager is the guy coming off the bus.

An aside, Yeager is a really nice guy and funny to boot.