Bonds out of sight
Within minutes of the last out, Bonds was dressed and walking down the hallway toward the exit. Fast forward to Sunday. In a scene not witnessed in years, Bonds joined his teammates for their pregame stretch. Some in the Giants organization and even a local beat writer said Bonds' no-show on the field after Saturday's win was no big deal, noting that starting pitcher Noah Lowry also was absent. True. But how many starting pitchers are ever in the dugout for the final out of a game in which they've been lifted?
And while Bonds was absent, would Derek Jeter or Albert Pujols, like Bonds the face of their respective organizations, do the same under similar circumstances? Likely not.