Saturday, May 20, 2006

Congratulations, Tyler Snyder


From the Contra Costa Times:
Snyder, 19, reached up and snagged Barry Bonds' 714th home run ball as it sailed into the right field bleachers at McAffee Coliseum in Oakland.

"He's going to sell it, he knows where the money is," said Snyder's 21-year-old brother Tom Snyder.

"Tyler, just like always, stuck his glove up and it went right into it," Tom Snyder said.

The younger Snyder, a longtime A's fan, is known as a ballpark "bleacher bum." His brother said he's caught lots of other fly balls with his Mizuno glove.

As soon as Snyder caught the record-tying ball, he was whisked away by stadium security personnel.

Surrounding fans shouted "Tyler got it, Tyler got it."

The Las Positas College student said at a press conference shortly after he caught the ball that he plans to sell it and that he "hates" Bonds.

Before Tyler departed the stands someone in the crowd offered him $50,000 and a trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, N.Y. in exchange for the ball. The offer was turned down.

6 Comments:

At 4:31 PM, Blogger Andy Grabia said...

If he really hated Bonds, he should have thrown the ball back onto the field. He have made his point, and he would have been immortalized.

 
At 7:04 PM, Blogger Avi Schaumberg said...

I could only picture that happening at Shea.

 
At 10:06 PM, Blogger Andy Grabia said...

Really? I would have thought of Philly first.

 
At 1:32 PM, Blogger mudcrutch79 said...

If he really hated Bonds, he should have thrown the ball back onto the field. He have made his point, and he would have been immortalized.

I think you misread the quote Andy. He said "I hate Barry Bonds" not "I hate Barry Bonds and I'm retarded."

 
At 3:09 PM, Blogger Andy Grabia said...

You don't think he would have made MORE money by doing that? I do. He would have been EVERYWHERE.

 
At 4:05 PM, Blogger mudcrutch79 said...

You don't think he would have made MORE money by doing that? I do. He would have been EVERYWHERE.

Nah, I think he might have been everywhere but he wouldn't have been getting paid to do it.

 

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