My five-year-old takes one look at C.C. Sabathia last night and bursts out, "Man, that pitcher is fat!"
Sabathia pitched well, but lost to the A's, 2-0. Whatever was wrong with Dan Haren last time out got fixed in a hurry. Indians lose, Angels lose to Seattle...the A's still have a heartbeat.
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Two hours later, same daughter gets her first look at Barry Bonds this year and says, "Whoa, Bonds is fat, too!"
Fat don't matter, kid. Bonds looked like Willie McCovey at the end of his career, his knees barely supporting his huge frame as he slowly hobbled around the field, but the dude can still swing the bat. That 11-pitch at-bat for a double was amazing stuff.
Sign that Bonds is not Bonds, Barry Bonds: the Padres pitched to Bonds in the seventh, then intentionally walked Ray Durham. 2001-2004: that never happens.
Ken's scouting report: don't throw Bonds fastballs away. He proved he can hit those. Give him fastballs in, changeups away, until he proves his timing is back. Then start walking him.