At 49, Bonds says he could still hit balls out of the park, but the game's controversial home run king is not here to do that. Louis Cardinals several years ago, he admitted that he had taken performance-enhancing drugs.
He is here to work for the next seven days as a roving instructor for the Giants and manager Bruce Bochy. Bonds was not so forthcoming."I already went to court, and that's where I'll leave it," he said when confronted on the subject.
Q: What's the difference between a dead dog in the road and a dead San Francisco Giants fan in the road? The owner of the vehicle said he two tickets to a Giants game on his dash and someone busted his window and left two more Giants tickets.
"I think they did pretty good without me," Bonds said.
The 2017 Oakland Athletics / Seattle Mariners Fantasy Camp will start again with former A's and M's greats joining up with you for another week of baseball, baseball and more baseball. The Athletics Fantasy Camp is a great week and a lifetime of memories for baseball lovers of all shapes, sizes and ages. You just need to love the game and be over 30 years old!
Q: What do I have in common with the San Francisco Giants?
A: Next week, we'll both be watching the World Series on television.
Q: What is the difference between Jake Peavy and a professional bowler? Q: What's the difference between dirt and the San Francisco Giants? Q: What song do San Francisco Giants fans sing before the bottom of the ninth inning? A: Both play dead at home and get killed on the road!
A: A professional bowler knows how to throw a strike. Q: What is the difference between a Giants fan and a baby? Q: What do the San Francisco Giants and lawn furniture have in common?
The weather will be great for each day of camp with the sunshine ready to shine down upon us and heat up the fields. How would you like one-on-one instruction from some of the major league’s best players? The pros are here to help you improve your game while you’re having fun.
We look forward to hosting the 2017 camp in Arizona at Ho Ho Kam Park and are excited to see you down there as well! So if you’d like to perfect your spilt-finger fast ball, boost your slugging percentage or learn to turn a double play, this is the place to do it.
Hopefully, I can bring value to these guys and then let Bochy see how I do."I would rather let them evaluate me, and then hopefully something good can come out of this."Bonds said the idea of working as an instructor came up at a recent charity event and that it was a good time to get back in the game."The timing was right on both sides," Bochy said. He said his only regret was that he didn't have a better relationship with the media. It was not who I am in my day-to-day life."I'm the same person but a different character.
Indeed, Bonds was all smiles and friendly during the news conference, much different than his occasionally standoffish, sometimes surly persona as a player."I was different character playing," he said. I was like this guy over here who is crazy and this guy over here who is not. I can still be crazy, but I'm a lot calmer now."Bonds said that however players look at him, even if they are intimidated, they will be able to connect when they work one-on-one.
Q: Why did the Post Office recall their latest stamps? Q: Why do people like driving a car with a Giants fan? Q: Why are the San Francisco Giants starting pitchers like orphans? Q: What do you get when you combine all 40 San Francisco Giants with 40 lesbians? Q: What is the difference between a San Francisco Giants fan and a pot hole? A: They both fold and end up in the cellar after Labor Day!