The great Barry LaMar Bonds has found an interesting post-baseball hobby.
Known for his prowess and elite skills on the baseball field, the former San Francisco Giants legend and his sister Cheryl Dugan entered his miniature schnauzer named Rocky in the Westminster Kennel Club Show this past weekend.
Unfortunately, Rocky didn’t come out victorious, but the man who finished his career with 762 homers, was just happy that his dog was able to compete in one of the most prestigious canine shows in the world.
The winner was Wasabi, a Pekingese, won Best in Show, the competition’s highest honor.
Bonds retired from Major League Baseball in 2007 after a wildly successful and at times controversial 22-year career. He spent seven seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates before spending the final 15 seasons of his career with the Giants.
The 56-year-old is MLB’s home run king and retired as a .298 hitter with 2935 hits and 1996 RBIs.
Bonds is a seven-time MVP, 14-time All-Star, eight-time gold glover, 12-time Silver Slugger, and three-time Major League Player of the Year. He also won two batting titles during his illustrious and should’ve already been elevated to Cooperstown.
I’m just proud that he’s here, “Bonds said. “I’m not expecting anything, I’m not looking out, I’m not nervous. I’m just proud he did a great job and he qualified to get here.”
Many said they’ve never seen Bonds happier than this weekend as his dog competed in the show.