Getting “big-leagued,” by a Major League player – for example, rejected in the face of a request – is probably something that happens very often to regular people, and I even sort of understand it. An MLB player couldn’t possible keep up a smiling face for every single picture and autograph people wanted from them; it’s simply too much.
That said, getting big-leagued by a Major Leaguer as a Major Leaguer is probably not something that happens quite as often. It did happen to Joc Pederson though, when he asked for a picture with former superstar and current Marlins hitting coach Barry Bonds:
“Alright, well … frick.” – Joc Pederson, 2016
First of all, how casual is this show? Everyone’s got their feet on the table. I don’t even allow that in my living room.
Digression aside, that’s kind of a bummer, isn’t it? Joc Pederson grows up admiring Barry Bonds, maybe even models his game after him, works hard, makes it to the show, gets an opportunity to meet him and … nothing. The cold shoulder. This is the sound I imagine Pederson heard as Barry turned his back.
I know this site is called Baseball is Fun and our main function is to provide you with funny or unusual highlights, images, and stories, but our secondary duty is to police the baseball world for people being not fun. No one asked us to do that, but we’re basically the Batman of internet baseball blogs, so we’re good.
Anyway, Mr. Bonds, that’s strike one. Don’t let us catch you again.