I am sooooo relieved that Barry Bonds hit his 715th career home run yesterday; the Giants are coming to Shea this weekend, and if he’d still been tied with the Babe, I would’ve been obligated to be there. But I don’t like Barry. And I don’t like weekend games. And I don’t like the layout of Shea Stadium. We’ve been through this before. There are hardly any seats in fair territory…Most home runs are uncatchable…Blah blah. I’d decided that I was going to position myself down the right field line in the third deck (which at Shea is called the Mezzanine). It just wouldn’t’ve been a good situation. As it turned out, the fan who got THE ball was just some random dude who was waiting on line for beer because he’d forgotten that Barry was coming up to bat. I love it. (So much for deadspin.com’s prediction.)
As for history, I’ll be attempting to extend my foul ball streak tomorrow at Camden Yards.