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Friday, May 25, 2018

Barry Bonds Gets Dissed by Wax Museum

I’m not really into wax museums. I mean honestly, what do they really have to offer? Chances are you’ve seen everyone in the freaking museum on TV at the least, so what’s the point? Anyway, there’s a wax museum at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco (shamefully, I think I’ve actually been there when I was younger), and Barry Bonds was an integral part of the museum. Key word: was. Apparently some shifting and rearranging has been going on and real Barry would not be pleased with the treatment of wax Barry:

On Thursday, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie took the home run king’s prime lobby spot while he settled into a new life downstairs, next to his godfather, Willie Mays, and nine other sports heroes.

“We’re moving him because he’s not signed with the team for this season,” said museum curator Curtis Huber. “I don’t have a crystal ball but, if I did, I’d say his career is over. And for our purposes, he’s done everything he’s going to do as a San Francisco Giant.”

That’s how you know your career is truly over — when your wax figure gets moved from its prominent spot in the lobby to downstairs with the rest of the exhibit. Interestingly enough, that seems to be exactly what’s happened with Barry’s career. From front-and-center in baseball news the past several years to all of a sudden an afterthought in the back of people’s minds. Perhaps we’re all better off that way.

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