Certainly, the vast majority of you are aware that Barry Bonds hit his 715th career home run on May 28, passing Babe Ruth as the second-leading career home run producer, behind Hank Aaron's 755.
Lost in the hoopla was the pronouncement of such. Dave Flemming, 28 years old, is the youngest play-by-play announcer in Major League Baseball. He broadcast the Giants' games for their flagship station, KNBR, with veteran Jon Miller, best known for his Sunday night ESPN baseball broadcasts with Joe Morgan.
Imagine the adrenaline rush experienced by young Flemming as he announced the launch, descent, and landing of the mammoth 455-foot bomb by Bonds to dead center, which moved him ahead of Ruth. But unbeknownst to Flemming, only his partners in the booth actually heard "the call." Evidently, at the very instant Bonds' historic blast took flight, Flemming's hand-held microphone ceased to function, depriving untold thousands of Bay Area fans the opportunity to experience "the call" first-hand.
At age 28, Flemming was poised to make the deepest "deep in the money call," which he believed he did. Sadly, "the call" did not go through. In essence, history will reflect that it was never made. Is this an omen for the long-term yield on the