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Bacsik v. Redding

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Moderator1, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Headbutt sent me some of this stuff today.
    Tim Redding apparently did an interview recently on XM where he said Mike Bacsik grooved the HR pitch to Bonds:

    JC: You were with the Nats the night that Bonds broke the career HR record. What was that atmosphere like? Wasn't it Mike Basik or somebody who gave it up?

    TR: You know, I don't like to speak ill of people...Mike was a nice guy and a good teammate....but Mike wanted to give up that HR. I was charting pitches that night for my start the next day and it was super obvious that he wanted to give it up. Everything to Bonds was low 80's and center cut. I think Mike had some notion that if he gave it up, he could be part of history and make a few dollars out of it one day.

    Bacsik disagrees and takes a shot or two at Redding via his Twitter page:


    I don't know Bacsik or Redding but I told Headbutt I'd bet everything I own that Bacsik grooved it.
  2. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Bacsik quote from Bonds' wiki page. It's cited, but without a link.

    "If my dad had been gracious enough to let Hank Aaron hit a home run, we both would have given up 756."
  3. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Mike Bacsik: not famous enough to require a CONFIRMED on his Twitter page.
  4. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Doug Brocail doesn't think he "groved" it as per his tweet. I'm convinced.
  5. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Who knows? Including Tim Redding.
  6. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Chan Ho Park knows.
  7. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Great quote from Bacsik on Twitter:

  8. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    The only way anyone remembers Bacsik was a major-league pitcher is because of this home run.
  9. Tracy Stallard and Al Downing.


    Wow I'm a nerd.
  10. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    I had already forgotten who this donk was until this story came up.
  11. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I had forgotten that Bonds broke the record.
  12. Petrie

    Petrie Guest

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