Barry Bonds, now a 51-year-old hitting coach for the Miami Marlins, took part in an impromptu home run derby today at Spring Training. According to MLB.com, he squared off against Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich and other yet-to-be-named Marlins players. He beat them all.
Bonds, who hit 762 home runs during his career, clearly still possesses the power and batter’s eye that helped him shatter MLB home run records as a player.
If the Marlins stumble this year, it might be a good call to sub Bonds into the starting lineup following this performance. Centrum Silver is probably the only performance enhancer he’s taking at this point.
You can see the first-hand account of the home run derby match-up via a Tweet from Craig Mish.