What if Bonds had thrown out Bream?
Updated: October 24, 2008, 9:19 PM ETBy Mark Simon | ESPN.com
GAME 7, 1992 NLCS
What happened: Braves pinch hitter Francisco Cabrera singled home two runs in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Braves a 3-2 win, and a 4-3 series victory over the Pirates. But what if Barry Bonds, heeding, instead of ignoring the advice of Andy Van Slyke, had moved in a step, prior to Cabrera's swing, then thrown Sid Bream out at the plate, sending the game into extra innings? Oh, we can imagine how a reputation would have changed that day. Let's say Bonds not only made the biggest defensive play of the game, then homered, as the second batter in the top of the 10th to put the Pirates into the World Series.
JIM GUND/AFP/Getty ImagesSid Bream's run beat the Pirates for the second straight year in the NLCS.
Your TurnIf Bonds had thrown out Bream, how would things have turned out differently? Share your alternative ending.
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