Bonds is the Giants, but so are these other guys

Updated: September 22, 2004, 12:39 PM ET
By Ray Ratto | Special to ESPN.com

SAN FRANCISCO -- Phil Garner had never been inside Bondsville Heights before Tuesday's Astros-Giants game, so the Houston manager jammed a cigar into his yap the size of Stacy Dragila's favorite vaulting pole and patrolled the grounds a good five hours before game time, looking for indications from the height of the grass, the slope toward the foul line, all the little things that can make the difference in an important game, but usually don't.

He'd have probably been much better served ...

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