Monday, April 12, 2010

Benard & Bonds

From Henry Schulman's outstanding blog about Giants baseball

"Remember how Barry Bonds used to have four lockers at Pac Bell when it opened? One day, Marvin Benard wanted to change things amid a slump and just took one of the three empty Bonds lockers. He didn't just stuff his clothes in there. Benard had a cigar-store Indian carving and moved that there, too. I asked him if Bonds was mad.

"Everybody was like, 'What are you doing? He's going to get pissed at you.'" Benard said. "Then, he had to keep his image, so he came into the clubhouse and threw his stuff around and got all mad. Then he came out and looked at me and said, 'Don't worry about it, dude. It's cool, between you and me.'"