Marty Lurie Talks San Francisco Giants Baseball

Fans Dictate Decision on Bonds

If you shell out $50-100 bucks every time you buy a ticket to a Giants game you want to see Barry Bonds play in San Francisco.

It’s very easy for the media to criticize the decision to bring Bonds back to the Giants in ’07. Most of us in the media don’t have time for Bonds and his negative aura. He is the most difficult person to work with in baseball today.

Is he any different with the press than Joe Dimaggio was or Willie Mays or Ted Williams? Probably worse but not by much.

In reality the fans who buy the tickets to the game want to see Bonds play.

If you go to a Giants game there is still the buzz when Bonds comes up. He puts fans in the seats and will do so in 2007 and that’s the reason he is back with the Giants.

Moises Alou was a nice player. Hurt quite a bit, but a productive player. Does anyone give a hoot that he is long gone and with the Mets next season?

Absolutely not. The fans could care less and that’s why the Giants hardly blinked whern he left. His departure will have absolutley no impact on ticket sales.

If Bonds left town you can bet that there would be plenty of empty seats at the park.

Money talks and the fans money is what brought Bonds back pure and simple.


1 Anonymous { 12.22.06 at 11:02 am }

Marty,  I could careless about Barry Bonds, sick of hearing about him.  When will you begin Winter Baseball shows before the basketball games and what station will it be on?  I wish OUR Barry could have stayed with us.  How do you like the look of the A’s for 2007?

2 marty { 12.28.06 at 9:25 am }

First winter show will be on January 3rd at 5:30 PM on KYCY 1550 AM in the Bay Area. I wonder if Yanks would jump into the Zito race if Randy Johnson is traded back to Arizona.Marty

3 Anonymous { 09.22.07 at 1:14 pm }

4 Anonymous { 09.22.07 at 1:50 pm }

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