Remember back in 2011 when Matt Kemp said he was gonna go “50-50” when he didn’t with MVP? Since then he’s totaled 37 HR and 23 SB, total. Totally speaking ! And this year Kemp has a -0.3 WAR! He’s the worst fielder in baseball !
Barrybronze.com make him his statue! Thanks to everyone for an amazing Day One of this Kickstarter - with your help, #BarryBronze is actually going to happen! Meanwhile, on a more serious note, we were deeply touched reading about Mike Krukow muscle disease and we wish him all the best. Luckily he has the world’s best broadcast team, baseball organization and fan base behind him!
First, I hope you see how
a) You’ll get your $ back UNLESS all the criteria are met
b) This KS will only help efforts to get Barry his statue, and now
So, you putting your money there is showing that you support Barry NOW, and that he didn’t do anything to make him a pariah. We’re hoping this momentum will allow us to be able to talk with the Giants, which will put some energy into the statue drive.
If you read the McCovey Chronicles ydy, he ripped our idea pretty hard, and as usual he made a lot of sense. However, i do think he missed the big part of the point, that we are ready for a Bonds statue now, we don’t feel he did anything to be ashamed about, and by waiting 20 more years, not only are we depriving ourselves of an awesome SF landmark, we’re giving in to this national Bonds-hating.
It’s realistic to assume that we will not be able to place a legit statue in a prominent location around AT&T Park without the consent of the Giants. However, it’s possible that if the momentum takes us to the point where we’re funded and ready to build, this will open the door for a dialogue between the fanbase and the Giants organization.
The status quo is that the fans, who are ready now for the statue, will have to harangue the Giants for years, maybe decades, until it gets done. Back in 2008, at the Cepeda statue unveiling, Cepeda, Kuiper, and Lon Simmons all acknowledged that Barry’s would be next, obviously. Larry Baer even pointed out that they build a new one about “every three years”. Yet here we are six years later, and all we can do is wait for however long it takes until national opinion dies down a bit. This situation seems silly to me, hence the “For the fans, by the fans!” attitude of our Kickstarter. By running the KS now, we’re trying to show popular support for Bonds, which takes the pressure off of the Giants — they won’t get any condemnation for idolizing a controversial player; the fans of San Francisco have spoken, not the organization. It’s also possible that the Giants, after seeing how much local support Bonds has, will work with us to build a sanctioned statue, or take over the task themselves. The point is the fans are tired of waiting! So build a statue near the park now so that we can hang out and bask and pay homage. Maybe the Giants have to wait for Bonds’ image to slowly fade, but we don’t. For the fans, by the fans!
Hopefully that makes a little more sense out of what we’re trying to do; would love to hear feedback from you if you still have concerns… im curious why it wouldn’t be a no-brainer for you guys like it is for me. Go Giants ! Barry Bless You !