Monday, July 23, 2007

Where's Gene Garber when you need him?

My beloved Braves open a four-game series vs. the Giants on Monday, and Barry Bonds needs only 2 more Home Runs to tie and 3 to break former Brave, Hammerin' Hank Aaron's all-time Home Run record of 755 career HRs.

I'm sure the crowd will be "juiced" for the match-up, especially when John Smoltz takes the mound against Bonds Monday night. 

2 Bonds
Personally, I'm hoping that Bonds will have as much success in this series as he did when his head was 2 or 3 sizes smaller and he was a skinny all-star outfielder for the Pirates playing against the Braves in the 1991 and 1992 National League Championship series.

I'm sure that a player like Smoltz is savoring the opportunity to go right after Bonds, but I have to admit that I keep wondering, where is former Brave pitcher, Gene Garber, when you really need him?

As true Braves fans will recall, Garber knew how to take care of would-be record-breaking arrogant players with questionable character issues.

I would love to see a repeat performance versus Mr. Bonds this week.

Go BRAVES!!!



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