What could they possibly be waiting for? The Giants, I mean.
Once Barry Bonds welcomed the media into his loving embrace, and answered all questions, I was hooked. Once he said he wanted to come back into the Giants Family and help the young players mature and get better I had to pinch myself.
Face it, back in the Giants' heyday (pre-World Series) the only reason to watch the Orange and Black was No. 25. You stopped playing with the kids, stopped doing the dishes, stopped on your way to get another cool one from the fridge. You stopped. Watched. Hoped.
And Barry Bonds delivered. Watching Barry make an out -- or even take another base on balls for that matter -- was forever more tantalizing than when most players homered. Now he wants to bring that joy and fervor back to 3rd and King, and he has extended the olive branch of being a leader of young men. Why havent the Giants already said, Barry Welcome Home!
The end-game is this: If the best player in franchise history (aside from Willie Mays) says he is ready to come back and help, the Giants must make this happen. Do it for the young players who will learn from Barry. Do it for the fans who will roar with delight watching the No. 25 hanging around the cage or working with players in the outfield.