Giants Legend Barry Bonds Was Once Involved in a Midgame “Bathroom” Incident That Left His College Coach Fuming

Published 08/15/2023, 1:26 PM EDT

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Two things that go hand in hand with the name Barry Bonds are controversies and records. Barry Bonds is infamous for his instances of misdemeanors on and off the field. Although he was one of the best players for both teams he represented, he was nothing short of a nuisance. His bouts of irresponsible and unprofessional behavior not only irk his teammates but also his coaches. 

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On the field in an ASU vs UCLA match, Barry Bonds called for an emergency time out alarming everyone on the field. His coach particularly was perplexed at this unexpected demand in the middle of a game! The game was on hold for 10 minutes straight. When Barry returned, he was welcomed with hysterical and enraged stares from everyone. Many times including this incident, Barry Bonds has given an impression of nonchalance. 

The coach’s fury and Barry Bonds’ below-par reputation

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The details of this are revealed in the book Love Me, Hate Me: Barry Bonds And The Making of An Antihero. Turns out, he had to rush to the restroom due to an upset stomach. The “bathroom” incident that dated back to his stellar performance days at ASU was worse for him than he imagined. Though there were other altercations Bonds had, this was the one that started the damage. It left Barry Bonds with a below-par reputation and everyone else in the league utterly uneasy. 

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When Bonds called for a time-out, his then coach, Brock sent another player to check on him and he returned saying, “Coach, Barry’s got a bad stomachache and he had to go to the bathroom.”

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After halting the game for ten minutes Barry reemerged and got back to the game. As he walked, his coach Brock’s face turned deep red with rage. To that, Bonds casually told his coach “Hey, it was either call time or sh*t in my pants.”

There has been an instance in his early career where his entire team, except two, voted for him to be kicked out of the team. Contributing to his tainted optics, the media treated him worse than any other player.

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And, this was only because he treated the media poorly. Well, what goes around comes around is true in Barry Bonds’ case. Even though he had his moments where he presented himself poorly, his performance on the field was never in question. 

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Kanishka Prakash

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Kanishka Prakash is an MLB writer at EssentiallySports. She comes from an engineering college background and possesses prior experience in the business sector. Her affection for sports burgeoned during her adolescence, with MLB particularly captivating her attention.
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