Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Dodger Stadium was packed to the rafters with one of the loudest crowds I've ever witnessed. Every other inning it was the chanting of 'Barry Sucks' that was the loudest. I stood up for each of his four at bats with the rest of the crowd around me. By his third at bat, the flashes from all of the cameras going off looked to me like a supernova with each pitch. How could anyone hit the ball with that kind of a distraction? Well, he didn't, until his fourth at bat of the night with a blooper over the shortstop. When no runners were on base, the Dodgers pitched to him. With runners in scoring position, the Dodgers walked him. Very good strategy, except for one thing, forgot to score enough runs to win the game! Hopefully he will not tie nor break Hank Aaron's all time home run record here, but the next two games are sold out in anticipation. If he does break the record here, those poor San Francisco fans will have to watch the highlights from Los Angeles. That's the only part that makes me grin. Of the next few pitchers BB faces, Friday night in San Diego against Greg Maddux is his best shot. BB has hit 8 home runs off of GM in his career. I'll be there again tonight and Thursday, clapping for the Dodgers and booing the other team.