Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Heavy Hand

It sounds like your 2008 San Francisco Giants are happy to be rid of the 2007 elephant in the room.

"With his stature, he could trump anybody," Walker said. "His years in the league and his home runs were the biggest trump cards in the deck."

Zito said some players were not "comfortable in their own skin" around Bonds, himself included.
"I'm excited," Zito said, "because people will be allowed to be who they want to be, not who they think they have to be because there is such a heavy presence in the clubhouse, such a superstar player."

"We all know that in a lot of ways, Barry was bigger than life on the field and in the clubhouse. He was a very dominating personality. At least the players I've talked to, they're interested in making a statement."

We all knew Bonds was the boss, but it sounds like the clubhouse was miserable.

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