Even the MLB’s all-time leader in home runs has a bad day. Legendary San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds was reportedly fired from his role as the batting coach of the Miami Marlins on October 3rd.
The Miami Herald is reporting that Bonds and third base coach Lenny Harris were both fired following a disappointing season. Bonds was brought on before the 2016 season to bring some of his offensive expertise to a lineup that desperately needed it. The Marlins ranked second-to-last in the MLB in 2015 in runs scored and by the end of 2016, had seen marginal improvement, going up just 5 spots.
Bonds is the major league leader in career home runs with a staggering 762 long balls over the course of his career. He was no stranger to controversy either, as the end of his career was plagued with steroid allegations and negative media attention. This short stint with the Marlins won’t affect his public image, although it’s interesting it didn’t work out.