Friendly homers between Bonds and Stanton at spring training
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton and hitting coach Barry Bonds showed off their home run prowess at spring training.
What began as an exercise in hitting breaking balls Wednesday evolved into Stanton and the home run king teeing off for homers on the back fields at the Roger Dean Stadium Complex.
Stanton says he hit three homers and Bonds finished with four. It wasn't exactly a home run hitting contest, but the 26-year-old Stanton and 51-year-old Bonds held their own.
Stanton says ''that was probably one of the coolest things we've done because we all had a good time while we were getting our work in. Everyone seemed to gravitate toward that field by the time we were done, so it was really cool.''