Monday, February 25, 2013

Barry Bonds = nice guy

Cole Gillespie, who's trying to make the Orange and Black, tells the SF Chronicle of a chance encounter with Barry Bonds in 2006 in which Bonds was both polite and helpful to a group of Pepperdine players -- 

Gillespie said that in the parking lot, Bonds spent about 20 minutes giving the Pepperdine players hitting tips.
Bonds taught them a drill that he relayed to Giants teammates as well to track a pitch and imagine catching it with your back hand. That supposedly helps you with timing.
“It was a fun moment for me. I didn’t know what to expect. You obviously hear things in the media. But he was great to us, nice and polite.”

Well, it looks like Gillespie has some decent social skills. He was pretty awful in 50 games with the Dbacks in 2009 and 2010 with a .236./.292/.365 slash line, racking up a -0.7 WAR 

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