Monday, May 29, 2006

Beer ,nuts and a historic baseball please

A fan waiting in line for beer and peanuts got something extra at the concession stand: home run ball No. 715 by Barry Bonds.

Andrew Morbitzer was waiting his turn to stock up on a couple of beers Sunday when the souvenir of a lifetime plopped into his hand.

"I got to be a small part of a big day," Morbitzer said after the game with his wife, Megan, at his side.

For several moments, Bonds' milestone ball appeared to be beyond anyone's reach. It sat lodged on an elevated platform in center field, then trickled off the roof.

Morbitzer, a 38-year-old San Francisco resident, caught the ball and was quickly ushered away by security for a postgame news conference after the Giants' 6-3 loss to Colorado.

Morbitzer said he went to get a few more beers because he couldn't see who would be up next in the bleachers.

"We both finished our beers and decided it was a good time to get a beer refill," he said.

He then heard the crowd roar and saw people reaching in the air before catching the ball with one hand.

"I snagged it," he said.

Giants fans had been waiting for weeks for Bonds to hit his 715th homer and pass Babe Ruth for second place on the career list. Overjoyed fans jumped from their seats and streamers were shot from the stadium as Bonds made his way around the bases and into the history books.

4 comments:

yellowdog granny said...

715 with *

dom said...

I don't get Barry Bonds , why is he always moaning about people beating up on him?
were you there in the crowd when babe hit his 714th JS ? hehehe

yellowdog granny said...

no but i was the biggest brooklyn dodger fan around...considering i was in texas..i quit being a dodger fan when they moved to las angelas

dom said...

I'm one of the few ( probably only) British Greensboro Grasshopper's fans