Barry Bonds Hits 73rd Home Run, October 7, 2001
US Strikes Begin On Afghanistan, October 7, 2001
10 years ago today I was in Pac Bell Park with my friend Alan Kelly watching Barry Bonds hit home run #73. Just before the ballgame started, I heard NPR news announce that we had started bombing the Taliban.
Through corruption, utter mismanagement and terrible PR, Bonds’ glory was far too short and the Afghan War’s length far too long.
Baseball and war: do they really have anything in common? Not really. Except that you can’t trust the stats on either one, and all the average person wants to see is the ones you’re rooting for to make it home safely.