During the Giants series, I was intrigued to observe the banter between Mets players and Barry Bonds when he got on base.
As I’ve observed this over the years, I have often speculated what the conversations might entail.
Could the visiting player be asking the home player where he could get good barbeque in the vicinity of the stadium?
Or maybe the home player even razzes the base-runner:
"Man, the only reason you are on base is because of a lucky break you got on that slider, man."
But as I looked through my telephoto lens at Bonds and Delgado and, later, Bonds and Wright and saw the smiles and laughs they were having together following what were lots of boos from the Shea crowd, I suspected the conversations went something along the lines of
I guess I’ll never know what those guys are truly yakking about, but I kinda like speculating anyway!