All across America, baseball games will be interrupted. ESPN, Fox and all other baseball carrying networks will cut in to any game, at any time, with the hope of broadcasting a piece of history.
Little league games will come to a halt and the youngster will be forced to watch one man’s at bat in an other wise meaningless game.
That’s right. It’s time for the “LIVE LOOK IN.”
Now that Barry Bonds is within two home runs of tying and Hank Aaron and three from being the all time home run king, my favorite part of any baseball season will be shoved down our throats for our view pleasure.
Not only will, Barry be interrupting our favorite team’s games, but ESPN will make sure we know exactly where he is at all times and what he ate for breakfast. Sounds like a job for Pedro Gomez.
I like Bonds and want to see him break the record. (If you want my full opinion my blog buddy (how cute) G Money nailed it right on the head. Read his blog here). I’ve like Bonds since his days as part of the Killer B’s with Bobby Bonilla in Pittsburgh. But is there anything cheesier than the “LIVE LOOK IN.”
If he took steroids so what. So did a lot of people. It’s not like he wasn’t good before the whole steroid era either (if you can even pinpoint a before, during or after phase of his career).
Couple more comments on Bonds then it’s time for some weekend R & R at Portage Lakes boating, water skiing and drinking.
I loved how after he went 0-for-21 following the All-Star break, columnist and talking heads on TV were questioning whether he would break the record at all. Yeah, like Barry Bonds wasn’t going to hit 5 more home runs this season. That be like saying Gary Sheffield won’t say anything stupid the rest of his life. It’s going to happen.
I hope when Barry does hit No. 756, two white guys run on the field to congratulate him like two guys did when Hank hit No. 715. I don’t think they would make it to Bonds but if they did, I’d love to see how he’d handle it. No way does he just keep running the bases like Hank did. He’d probably go all Joey Belle on them and give them a double closeline. Now that would be well worth a “LIVE LOOK IN.”
One last thing. This whole “Who’s Now?” thing ESPN is doing could be the single worse idea since ESPN Mobile. However (Stephen A. Smith style ‘however’), if Barry Bonds doesn’t win this things it’s worthless. Well it’s already worthless but you know what I mean. Bonds might already be out of it, I don’t know. But if you really want a NOW athlete doesn’t it have to be Bonds? No else is more talked about, loved or hated, and no one else is going to captivate America with the “LIVE LOOK IN.”
So Barry, good luck and go get ‘em. I’ll be watching – since the “LIVE LOOK IN” doesn’t give me a choice.