Barry Bonds

Barry Bonds addresses the crowd at his number retirement ceremony on August 11, 2018. (Courtesy / San Francisco Giants)

Barry Bonds is human after all, misses father during San Francisco Giants number retirement ceremony

AT&T PARK -- During his 16-minute, 45-second address to fans on Saturday,…

 

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) handles the ball against the New Orleans Pelicans at Oracle Arena during Game 2 of the Western Semifinals in Oakland, California, on May 1, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bonta Hill: Does Stephen Curry belong on the Bay Area’s sports Mt. Rushmore?

It wasn’t until December 30, 2017, that I realized how legendary Stephen…

 

Larry Baer, seen here Jan. 19, said Friday it’s a good year — the Giants’ 60th in San Francisco — to honor the luminaries of the franchise. He also said it’s time to restart the franchise’s Even Year magic. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Giants usher in historic 60th season

AT&T PARK — When Larry Baer was growing up in the Outer…

Larry Baer, seen here Jan. 19, said Friday it’s a good year — the Giants’ 60th in San Francisco — to honor the luminaries of the franchise. He also said it’s time to restart the franchise’s Even Year magic. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Former San Francisco Giant star Barry Bonds is all smiles after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch to a standing ovation prior to action against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 3 of the NLCS in San Francisco, California, on Tuesday, October 19, 2010. (Jose Luis Villegas/Sacramento Bee/TNS)

Giants give Barry Bonds due credit, retire No. 25

He may not be heading to Cooperstown any time soon, but the…

Former San Francisco Giant star Barry Bonds is all smiles after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch to a standing ovation prior to action against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 3 of the NLCS in San Francisco, California, on Tuesday, October 19, 2010. (Jose Luis Villegas/Sacramento Bee/TNS)
Former San Francisco Giant star Barry Bonds is all smiles after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch to a standing ovation prior to action against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 3 of the NLCS in San Francisco, California, on Tuesday, October 19, 2010. (Jose Luis Villegas/Sacramento Bee/TNS)

Another year overlooked by voters, another reminder Barry Bonds should be in Hall of Fame

Another year of Baseball Hall of Fame inductees, and another swing and…

Former San Francisco Giant star Barry Bonds is all smiles after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch to a standing ovation prior to action against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 3 of the NLCS in San Francisco, California, on Tuesday, October 19, 2010. (Jose Luis Villegas/Sacramento Bee/TNS)
Barry Bonds was the greatest hitter in baseball since Babe Ruth. Terrell Owens is a top-5 receiver of all time. Yet somehow it’s been an uphill fight for them to make it into their respective halls of fame. (Courtesy rocor/Flickr; Shutterstock)
Barry Bonds was the greatest hitter in baseball since Babe Ruth. Terrell Owens is a top-5 receiver of all time. Yet somehow it’s been an uphill fight for them to make it into their respective halls of fame. (Courtesy rocor/Flickr; Shutterstock)
Matt Moore couldn't escape the fifth on Wednesday night. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Moore gets rocked as Giants fall to Dodgers

AT&T PARK — In recent weeks, Matt Moore's disastrously bad 2017 has…

Matt Moore couldn't escape the fifth on Wednesday night. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Johnny Cueto, seen here in August of 2017, only threw 61 pitches on Saturday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Bochy provides updates on Cueto, Melancon and Belt

AT&T PARK — Sidelined starter Johnny Cueto is slowly making his way…

Johnny Cueto, seen here in August of 2017, only threw 61 pitches on Saturday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Johnny Cueto's ERA jumped to 4.51 on Sunday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Giants to start Johnny Cueto ahead of Matt Cain in final game before All Star break

AT&T PARK — The San Francisco Giants will start Johnny Cueto in place…

Johnny Cueto's ERA jumped to 4.51 on Sunday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Barry Bonds will once again be a fixture at AT&T Park. (Courtesy Art Siegel/Flickr)

How Barry Bonds found his way back to the San Francisco Giants

AT&T PARK — Speaking after the San Francisco Giants' annual media open house…

Barry Bonds will once again be a fixture at AT&T Park. (Courtesy Art Siegel/Flickr)
Barry Bonds will be making scenes like this far more frequently at AT&T Park. (Courtesy Art Siegel/Flickr)

Barry Bonds coming home to be special adviser for Giants

The greatest player in Major League Baseball history is returning to where…

Barry Bonds will be making scenes like this far more frequently at AT&T Park. (Courtesy Art Siegel/Flickr)
Barry Bonds, left, chats with David Ortiz prior to a game at Fenway Park in Boston in June 2007. (Winslow Townson/AP)

The Tao of Barry Bonds

The greatest hitter in baseball would prefer if you did not besmirch…

Barry Bonds, left, chats with David Ortiz prior to a game at Fenway Park in Boston in June 2007. (Winslow Townson/AP)
San Jose Sharks fans love their team in the postseason. In Pittsburgh, hockey is religion. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

’Guins, Fins make odd Stanley Cup-ple

Welcome to the Stanley Cup Finals between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the…

San Jose Sharks fans love their team in the postseason. In Pittsburgh, hockey is religion. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Miami Marlins hitting coach Barry Bonds says the best way to counter an intentional walk is to snag a base. (Alex Gallardo/AP)

Bonds: Harper should try to be more like me

Miami Marlins hitting coach Barry Bonds has caught the coaching bug and…

Miami Marlins hitting coach Barry Bonds says the best way to counter an intentional walk is to snag a base. (Alex Gallardo/AP)

Attacks on Bonds are without moral authority

“New Bonds is the same old phony,” Balls, April 24 Attacks on…

Barry Bonds, right, celebrates his 500th career home run with Hall of Famer Willie McCovey on Tuesday April 17, 2000, at Pacific Bell Park in San Francisco. (Ben Margot/AP)

New Bonds is the same old phony

Miami Marlins hitting coach Barry Bonds returns to AT&T Park this weekend,…

Barry Bonds, right, celebrates his 500th career home run with Hall of Famer Willie McCovey on Tuesday April 17, 2000, at Pacific Bell Park in San Francisco. (Ben Margot/AP)
Klay Thompson has been piping hot lately. It’s possible Andre Iguodala’s words last year assured the shooting guard catching fire at this point of the season.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Warriors’ Thompson is gettin’ Iggy with it at right time

The Warriors’ Klay Thompson is so hot, he showers at halftime. So…

Klay Thompson has been piping hot lately. It’s possible Andre Iguodala’s words last year assured the shooting guard catching fire at this point of the season.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Will Alex Rodriguez last long enough in Major League Baseball to beat Barry Bonds' all-time home run record? (Bonds: Ben Margot/1997 AP; Rodriguez: Chris O'Meara/AP)

Can A-Rod catch Bonds’ record?

TAMPA, Fla. — Alex Rodriguez plants his right foot in the batter’s…

Will Alex Rodriguez last long enough in Major League Baseball to beat Barry Bonds' all-time home run record? (Bonds: Ben Margot/1997 AP; Rodriguez: Chris O'Meara/AP)
Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin (51) pressures Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer during an NFL game in 2015. (Stephen Brashear/AP)

Just destroy, baby

New Raider Bruce Irvin accounted for 22 sacks over four seasons with…

Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin (51) pressures Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer during an NFL game in 2015. (Stephen Brashear/AP)