Monday, May 28, 2012

Barry Bonds talks about the Hall of Fame and his court case

Barry Bonds showed up at AT&T Park on Memorial Day and watched the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2.

Bonds talked to the media for about 30 minutes and said he is doing good even though he has had two surgeries this month. Bonds said that he had surgery on his back and hip, and that he had some great doctors.

Giants President Larry Baer talked to Bonds at the ballpark about a job in the organization.

The former Giant also said that he wants to join the Giants and help out the current players as well as the minor leaguers in the Giants' farm system. The former slugger said he is proud of Matt Cain and hopes Brian Wilson comes back stronger.

As fo being inducted into the Hall of Fame,  Bonds said, "I have no idea. That's up to the writers. I don't worry about that stuff. I'll be at home having a good time with my kids or  hopefully here doing some stuff for other kids. That'll take care of itself. I don't need to worry about that stuff.

"You guys know me. I don't try to predict the future or analyze how other people are thinking or how it's going to turn out. It would be very sad if it didn't happen. That's why I don't need to comment on it. There's really no need."

When asked about his court case, Bonds said, "I'm a convicted felon of obstruction of justice and that's what I am. I live with it. I was never convicted of steroids."

Bonds said he still works out every single day and that he will die training. He is currently around 215 pounds and he said his playing weight was  never over 238 pounds.

His hobbies now include cycling, running, and watching the Giants.

The Giants should definitely have Bonds rejoin the organization as a roving instructor. He would  be a huge  asset to all the hitters in the organization and can offer them lots of tips and lessons.

When Bonds showed up a few years ago in the Giants' clubhouse before a game and started to talk about hitting, former Giants outfielder Cody Ross said all the hitters were listening to him closely like he was Gandhi.

Below is a video of Bonds' 756th homer and a video from "Barry Bonds Day" in San Francisco.