If you watched any ESPN at all over the last 16 hours or so, you are aware that Barry Bonds hit a home run last night. It was the lead item on SportsCenter on a day that included NHL playoffs and NBA playoffs, including the playoff debut of LeBron James.
So I guess it's a big deal. For those of you who are curious, Bonds' first homer of the year went 384 feet down the left field line, and came in his 31st at-bat of the year. He's now just five behind Babe Ruth's home
He has gone through a drought this long before. In 1998, he didn't hit his first bomb of the year until his 55th at-bat. So, to be a glass-is-half-full-of-the-clear kind of guy, maybe Barry isn't done. Maybe it is just a drought. Maybe he's about to shed his slow start, catch fire, and pass Babe Ruth on the all-time home run list before Thursday.
Or, maybe it was just a little shot down the line at an extremely hitter-friendly ballpark, and he'll struggle all year long.
Not washed up yet: Bonds hits his first home run [Columbus Dispatch]