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A Tale of Two Batters

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the season of wisdom, it was the season of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope..."

Wow, that Mr. Dickens could turn a phrase... but I digress.  Hope springs eternal.  Unfortunately knees and ankles do not.

So looking back on watching interleague play the year that Bonds & Tejada both won MVP honors, I wonder about this year's titanic matchup, Bonds vs. Thomas.   Dueling legends of future Hall of Fame celebrity.  So will we be delighted by two elder statesmen of the game, crushing balls to fans delight, or vaguely embarassed that these two old men are trotted out; a dim reflection of past greatness?

I personally will have to wait until June 19th to see our A's, but you few, you lucky few, who have such a short wait 'til spring, can share your thoughts and hopes!  Go A's!


Bonds
Born: 07/24/1964
HT: 6'2"
WT: 230
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
ML Seasons: 20
AB: 9140
R: 2078
H: 2742
2B: 564
3B: 77
HR: 708
OBP: .442
SLG: .611
AVG: .300
Salary 2005: $ 22,000,000
Giants Tickets: $13-$75

Thomas
Born: 05/27/1968
HT: 6'5"
WT: 275
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
ML Seasons: 16
AB: 6956
R: 1327
H: 2136
2B: 447
3B: 11
HR: 448
OBP: .427
SLG: .568
AVG: .308
Salary 2005: $ 8,000,000
A's Tickets: $10-$40

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