Barry In Tampa ... What Might Have Been

As we continue our plodding march toward "history," a march that has taken so long that we can't even keep up our outrage anymore, we consider what might have been.

That is to say: What if the Giants had actually moved to Tampa like they were originally supposed to. The Sporting Orange flashes back to 1992, when the Giants were this close to moving to St. Petersburg. Owner Peter Magowan ended up outbidding the Tampa group, and the team stayed in the Bay Area. And we missed the opportunity of seeing Bonds hit 80 homers a year at the Trop.

True, Bonds probably would have never signed his big contract with the Tampa team, considering the history he and his family had in San Fran. But it's a funny thought, and we'll take solace in knowing that it could have been worse.

What If...Barry Bonds And The Tampa Bay Devil Rays [The Sporting Orange"