No, this is not a reference to Barry’s poor play recently. Nor is it a lame joke about Bonds’ recent leg injuries that have forced him to be out of the starting lineup the past two nights. If you check out this preview of Thursday’s Giants/D-Backs game, it has Barry Bonds listed as 43-years-old.
Bonds has not started the last two games because of shin splints, along with sore knees, ankles and feet. The 43-year-old left fielder did walk as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s 1-0 loss, but was greeted by a chorus of boos by Arizona fans.
Look, the guy’s old and all, but I don’t think we need to shortchange him here. He doesn’t turn 43 until July 24th this year. As for the stats, Bonds’ weak sauce ass has just one home run in his last 61 at-bats. Looks like he’ll turn another year older before the record is his.