The “Hall of Fame” is what we’re calling that section of old Yankee Stadium, probably a $7 cab ride from home plate. Additionally, this ball surely would’ve landed in Cooperstown had it not plunked into the lap of Yankees fans in the upper, upper, upper, upper mezzanine of the House that Babe Ruth Built and Barry Bonds Summarily Destroyed.

Bonds is elected along with the sound Yankee Stadium made after this blast, an unusual blend of scorn and satisfaction that everyone in attendance got to see exactly what they hoped would happen when they walked through the turnstiles that sunny afternoon.

Elbow pad adjustment to our friend Wendy.