From the “show” to the best show?
(It should be) The Barry Bonds Hall of Fame is back in a competitive sports arena, somehow: Bonds and Rocky are part of their 145th Westminster Dog Show in Westminster, with miniature schnauzers taking part in the terrier team at the event.
Bonds, who praised his cub’s virtues in his appearance on FS1, was brilliant when discussing his dog’s broadcast:
“About 25 years ago, my sister bought a miniature schnauzer and I got to join her,” Bonds said on the show. … “She does all the work. I won’t sit down and tell her I do. I don’t do much. My sister does everything. I help her to death. She’s my best friend in the world.
“This is amazing,” Bonds continued. “Being here, watching. It’s beautiful. I’ve seen it on TV for many years. But being here is amazing, and it’s really even more gratifying to have a dog here.”
Bonds says he has two miniature schnauzers: Rocky salt pepper and black Apollo leather. Bonds admitted that he named the dogs after the characters in the “Rocky” movie series.
Unfortunately, Rocky was not selected as the team’s winner. However, Bonds was happy to be there.
“The reward is to get here,” Bonds said with a smile. “He qualified, and that’s the prize. It’s like sitting there and saying, when I was playing baseball, I just got there. I’ve been to many playoffs, and I’ve been to the World Series and I never won. But I tried for 22 years. .
“But the real job is work ethic, how you do it, how you get there. I’m proud to be here. I don’t expect anything, I don’t look at it, I’m not nervous. I’m proud to have done a great job and qualified to get here.”
Bonds ’is the home king of the league, but his career was immersed in allegations of steroid use, with the Hall of Fame nomination becoming a small option. The next round of voting in 2022 will be the last chance for Bonds to join. He finished in the ninth round with 61% of the vote, and 75 percent of the vote.
Even if a ring escaped Bonds throughout his career, it may have a future with dog shows.