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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

714 in Philly?

Barry Bonds has hit 712 homeruns which is two less than Babe Ruth's 714. He and the Giants play a three-game series here against the Phillies beginning Friday in one of the most hitter friendly parks in the US. Buy a ticket and you might see a piece of history, assuming he doesn't tie or surpass Ruth tonight or tomorrow in Milwaukee.

On a side note, here is an informational dialogue about Milwaukee:

Wayne Campbell: So, do you come to Milwaukee often?

Alice Cooper: Well, I'm a regular visitor here, but Milwaukee has certainly had its share of visitors. The French missionaries and explorers began visiting here in the late 16th century.

Pete: Hey, isn't "Milwaukee" an Indian name?

Alice Cooper: Yes, Pete, it is. In fact , it's pronounced "mill-e-wah-que" which is Algonquin for "the good land."

Wayne Campbell: I was not aware of that.
See, this blog is educational and fun for the whole family.

UPDATE: Bonds hit one homer today (Sunday) but just struck out in the top of the 8th so he remains one shot behind Babe Ruth. The Phillies dominated the Giants this weekend, including tonight's prime time ESPN game. After a bad start, the Phils are on a roll and beginning to look like the team I thought they might be this year. Pedro Martinez and the Mets come to town on Tuesday. I think I'll head down to the Park...

UPDATE 2: Proof that Barry was in Philly...

Also, this is interesting...

1 comment:

Mark D said...

I found in funny (strange funny, and in a pitiful kind of way) that the games in San Fransisco were not even sold out. Maybe baseball fans in Philly will be more appreciative.