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Winnin' Ugly
03-08-2006, 01:21 PM
Listened to Ed Farmer talk with Mike North this morning on my way in to work, mostly because I can get 670 here in St. Louis and it beats the hell out of hearing about the Cardinals. Ed Farmer told a great story about when he was a teamate of Bonds. Ed had purposely plunked a batter in the inning. When he went back to the bench, he had the following conversation with Bonds:

Bonds: Hey Farmio, when you hit their guys, they hit me. :angry:
Farmer: I know. :wink:

jackbrohamer
03-08-2006, 02:09 PM
In '01 when Bonds was chasing the HR record, Farmer referred to Bonds' claims that he was getting telephoned death threats. Farmer said that the calls were probably coming from a phone in the Giants' clubhouse.

EastCoastSoxFan
03-08-2006, 02:24 PM
Maybe I'm missing something here, but according to Baseball Almanac Ed Farmer's last year in MLB was 1983 with the Oakland A's, and Barry Bonds's first year in MLB was in 1986 with Pittsburgh.
Does Farmio have him confused with Bobby Bonds? Those two never played together on any major league team, but maybe they played winter ball together or something.
I must confess I'm incredibly curious what this connection is. I mean, obviously Barry has pissed off more than his share of people over the course of his career, but where is all this hatred from Farmio coming from and when (and where) exactly were they teammates...?

PaleHoseGeorge
03-08-2006, 02:30 PM
I must confess I'm incredibly curious what this connection is. I mean, obviously Barry has pissed off more than his share of people over the course of his career, but where is all this hatred from Farmio coming from and when (and where) exactly were they teammates...?

You obviously don't know our Farmio like we know our Farmio. His confusion is really just par for the course.

For a better example, just wait till the Sox play their first game in Toronto and somebody stands for the Canadian national anthem.

:wink:

Winnin' Ugly
03-08-2006, 02:43 PM
Maybe I'm missing something here, but according to Baseball Almanac Ed Farmer's last year in MLB was 1983 with the Oakland A's, and Barry Bonds's first year in MLB was in 1986 with Pittsburgh.


I was wondering about that myself. 670 has quite a bit of static down here, so it's possible that Farmer was talking about a pitcher other than himself.

HotelWhiteSox
03-08-2006, 03:22 PM
Farmer has always said that Bonds is the worst teammate that he's ever had, and has constantly badmouthed him in past telecasts, but I never checked it out to see when they played together.

Madvora
03-08-2006, 03:49 PM
I don't get it. Farmer's last year was 1983. Bonds' first year was 1986.
When would they ever have been in a meaningful game together? Especially one late enough in Bonds' career where he was enough of a star to be thrown at by opposing teams?

Winnin' Ugly
03-08-2006, 04:23 PM
I don't get it. Farmer's last year was 1983. Bonds' first year was 1986.
When would they ever have been in a meaningful game together? Especially one late enough in Bonds' career where he was enough of a star to be thrown at by opposing teams?


I did hear the story correctly this morning.

From http://www.everwonder.com/david/bonds/quotes.htm:

"Barry was a young guy trying to get to the big leagues," said Farmer, who pitched on Barry's class AAA Hawaii club in the Pacific Coast League. "The difference was, you knew this guy was going to make it. He had talent"

downstairs
03-08-2006, 04:31 PM
The Oracle sez:


Ed Farmer (http://www.baseball-reference.com/f/farmeed01.shtml)played withJerry Don Gleaton (http://www.baseball-reference.com/g/gleatje01.shtml)for the 1979 Texas Rangers (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/TEX/1979.shtml)
Jerry Don Gleaton (http://www.baseball-reference.com/g/gleatje01.shtml)played withBarry Bonds (http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/bondsba01.shtml)for the 1992 Pittsburgh Pirates (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/PIT/1992.shtml)

Winnin' Ugly
03-08-2006, 04:37 PM
http://www.baseball-reference.com/f/farmeed01.shtml

Ed Farmer was released by the Oakland A's on March 26, 1984. He signed as a Free Agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates on February 13, 1986.

chaerulez
03-08-2006, 04:58 PM
The Oracle sez:


Ed Farmer (http://www.baseball-reference.com/f/farmeed01.shtml)played withJerry Don Gleaton (http://www.baseball-reference.com/g/gleatje01.shtml)for the 1979 Texas Rangers (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/TEX/1979.shtml)
Jerry Don Gleaton (http://www.baseball-reference.com/g/gleatje01.shtml)played withBarry Bonds (http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/bondsba01.shtml)for the 1992 Pittsburgh Pirates (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/PIT/1992.shtml)

No need to connect Farmio with Bonds through Gleaton, not only were they in AAA together, but they probably spent time in spring training together.

RSox78
03-17-2006, 10:28 AM
Farmer has been ripping on Bonds for as long as I can remember, basically about how horrible of a person he is. I hope they got him good because of Farmer.