Marlins hitting coach Barry Bonds is of course a Giants legend. Bonds spent 15 of his 22 big-league seasons in San Francisco, and on the Giants' watch he hit 586 of his 762 home runs and won five of his seven NL MVP awards. Needless to say, he's beloved back in San Francisco, and his general unpopularity elsewhere has served only to galvanize how much Giants fans adore him.
Bonds' Marlins visited the Giants on Friday night, and that marked the first time that Bonds returned to San Francisco in something other than a Giants uniform. As you're about to see, his reception upon delivering the lineup card was a very warm one:
The Giants also played a video featuring some of Bonds' most memorable home runs. So why not even more of a feting?
Via the AP, here's what Bonds said:
"My boss is Jeffrey (Loria) now. I want to respect him and want to respect the Marlins. We're here to play the Giants and put on a good performance. It's more respectful to the Miami fans and Miami people and if the Giants want to do something at a later date with me in the right uniform, I think that's more appropriate."
Dayn Perry | cbssports.com | April 23, 2016