What I don't like about the writers in the Chronicle is how they always trash Barry Bonds. Bruce Jenkins is one of their columnists and if he got a penny for every time he insulted Bonds, he would be a billionaire. He continues to bash Bonds and tells the readers how the fans in San Francisco hate Barry and wish he was not on the team this year. Where are these fans you are talking about? When I go to the ballpark, all I see are over 43,000 adoring fans chanting his name and giving him a standing ovation. Maybe you are only one sitting down and booing Brucie. I have actual video footage on my site of the fans going wild for Barry's at bats. The only excuse I have for Mr.Jenkins is that maybe he is too busy at the buffet line in the press box to notice anything else going during the game.
Let's not forget about Gwen Knapp. I get the most hate mail about her. Here is one paragraph she wrote last night on the Chronicle website.
"The rest of Bonds' family -- wife Liz and daughters Aisha and Shikari, sat behind home plate, and he tried to offer kisses through the protective netting. Then he went to the dugout and walked straight to the far corner, where Sue Burns, widow of the team's longtime majority shareholder Harmon Burns, leaned in from a box seat and embraced Bonds."
Sorry Ms.Knapp but Shikari was not in the country yesterday night so how could she be behind home plate? Her constant lies and incorrect facts make Giants fans angry. I even had one fan at the game tell me that he cancelled his newspaper subscription because of what he called "racist and biased journalism." The fan, by the way, now subscribes to the San Jose Mercury News. To cover up Knapp's mistake about Bonds' daughter being at the game, Knapp cleverly rewrote her column later in the evening as I woke up to a new paragraph from her.
"His home-run trot brought him face-to-face with his son, Nikolai, who waited at the plate with his father's bat in hand. Bonds threw his arms around the lanky teenager, then lifted him off the ground, carrying him for several seconds in a one-armed hug as powerful as the swing that set up their celebration. Bonds' teammates waited in a line to congratulate him."
There was nothing about Shakiri in that paragraph as she changed it after I posted and complained about it on a popular Giants internet forum last night. San Francisco readers and Giants fans deserve better than having to read about how much of a jerk Barry Bonds is every single day.