One thing I find myself almost unconsciously doing over the years is visiting BaseballReference.com and looking through the career numbers of Barry Bonds. Whatever your opinion of Bonds, some of his metrics are just mind-numbingly awesome and hard to believe. I’ll save a rant on 1992 Bonds for a later time, but just take a look at the peak of his head-growth and Bio-genisis mechanical swing:
2001 Bonds: 153 games, 73 HR, 177 walks, 32 doubles
2002 Bonds: 143 games, 46 HR, 198 walks (not a typo, really walked 198 times), 32 doubles
2003 Bonds: 130 games, 45 HR’s, 148 walks, 22 doubles
2004 Bonds: 147 games, 45 HRs, 232 FUCKING WALKS!!(120 intentional), 27 doubles
**So to summarize: Barry Bonds for four consecutive seasons either hit a home run, a double, or walked in EVERY. SINGLE. GAME. For four straight years.