August 8, 2007

THE NAME OF THE GAME:

Matt Murphy Tied to Barry Bonds’ Historic Blast after Snagging Home Run Ball (TransWorldNews, 8/8/07)

Matt Murphy will likely accomplish a lot of things in life. He may lead a company to financial success, get married and have children; perhaps Murphy will even run for Congress but whatever he does he’ll never escape being the guy that got his hands on Barry Bonds’ historic 756th home run. [...]

Murphy, a New York native could receive nearly half a million dollars for his efforts. Not bad for a guy who was just enjoying his last night in the states before departing for Australia.

The 22-year-old Murphy was in left-centerfield by chance, having walked up to the ticket counter with a friend they purchased the $13 tickets without much thought of actually becoming part of history.

When Bonds hit Mike Bacsik’s 3-2 delivery over the wall Murphy was still a distance away but a few fortunate bounces and a determination to survive the ensuing scrum resulted in several members of the San Francisco Police Department escorting Murphy out of the chaos and into history.


Looking on the bright side, at least my name isn't Steve Bartman.

Posted by Matt Murphy at August 8, 2007 9:31 PM
Comments

Gee, I thought it was OUR Matt Murphy. Oh well, he's destined for bigger and better things than catching a baseball.

Posted by: erp at August 9, 2007 8:17 AM

Go Joba. Go Huskers.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at August 9, 2007 9:04 AM

I just find it eerie that Mike Bacsik's son would give up 756, after papa gave up 715 to Hammerin' Hank.

Posted by: Brad S at August 9, 2007 9:59 AM

And on a not so bright side, could now owe hundreds of thousands in Federal income tax.

http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2007/07/25/tax-law-final-exam-question-barry-bondss-ball/

Posted by: Rick T. at August 9, 2007 10:14 AM

Could, but wouldn't it. From the horse's mouth.

Posted by: erp at August 9, 2007 11:10 AM

Aaron's 715th came off of Al Downing.

Posted by: anonymous at August 9, 2007 12:05 PM

Jim in Chicago:

Not a bad start for the guy, eh?

Go Big Red.

Posted by: Matt Murphy at August 9, 2007 4:01 PM
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