Which is pretty sad, really. Singleton's career line: 45 homers, 276 RBIs, .273 BA, .312 OBP--everything went downhill after his rookie year for the Sox. Perhaps that's why Barry's brother is running his mouth right now. Running that forklift just can't compete with brother Barry's and daddy Bobby's baseball greatness, so the only way he can get on ESPN.com is by saying something mildly controversial about Hank Aaron's plans to be absent from Barry's record-breaking night (I'm not unaware that Bobby Jr. is arguing more or less the same thing I did a week or two ago, but come on... you're yapping about your brother to the media? Really?).
Make no mistake, listening to Ed Farmer and Chris Singleton call Sox games on WSCR is 95% pain and 5% gratification (if I hadn't made that clear already), but about 4 out of that 5% of gratification is listening to Farmer trying to get Singleton to name names and tell stories about his (mostly) minor and major league exploits and hearing Singleton giggle and hedge and say that he doesn't want to name names.
One of the better stories Singleton actually did end up telling (he doesn't have many, I don't think--again, for pure entertainment value, as I've said before, give me Hawk and DJ over Farmer and Singleton any day) was about playing with (or against? I can't really remember) Bobby Bonds, Jr. in the minors.
Apparently Bobby Jr. was pretty bad--couldn't hit the ball worth a shit. Singleton said that Bobby was always bitching about how he'd "hit more homers with a better bat"... or maybe it was that he'd "get called up to the majors if they'd let him use better bats." Singleton kinda giggled and noted that, you know, everyone on the team used the same damn bats. Very true, Chris, very true.
Anyway, there you have it. Bobby Bonds, Jr. sucks. Go back to your forklift. Leave the bitching about Major League Baseball to anonymous, talentless bloggers like myself.
Oh, and nice to take that first game from the Yanks this afternoon. Dare I speculate that the offense is waking up? Maybe they finally got some of those bats they never let Bobby Jr. have.