Barry Bonds certainly got the boos as he walked toward home plate for his first at bat in Fenway Park against former teammate Julian Tavarez. Bonds said he was looking forward to seeing Tavarez earlier today. Tavarez said last night that he never spoke to Bonds the entire time they were teammates.
The boos were followed by the “Steroids” chant.
And then it came.
Bonds smashed one to right field that first base umpire Charlie Reliford called foul. Tavarez stood on the mound trying to push it foul with his hand waving, and clearly was granted his wish.
He ended the at-bat by popping to second baseman Dustin Pedroia. That drew a cheer.