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Call Not Heard 'round the World

I don't know how you feel about Barry Bonds.  Personally, I have never been a fan but maybe you are.  

When he made it to 714 there was very little doubt that he would get to 715.  But to borrow a quote from the Matrix:  "Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony."

The Call Not Heard 'round the world.

It was not the moment for posterity that KNBR had in mind, but it was unforgettable nonetheless.

KNBR broadcaster Dave Flemming was making the call on Barry Bonds' historic 715th home run Sunday when his microphone went dead, leaving the radio audience with crowd noise for more than 10 seconds until fellow broadcaster Greg Papa rushed on the air to pick up the proceedings and describe the achievement.


"All I can say is (the microphone) worked during pre-game. It worked for four innings. It worked until the ball got to about second base,'' Hammer said. "I wish I knew what happened."