Bonds Goes to Bat for Holman

The Ottawa Citizen

Sunday, January 27, 2002

Bonds goes to bat for Holman; Major league bseball’s home run king visits Ottawa batmaker Sam Holman to deliver some personal payback. By Kelly Egan “Sam Holman… was near tears in briefly reviewing the success of his company, The Original Maple Bat Corporation. “Baseball may not know what to do with me, but Barry Bonds certainly does.” “[Barry Bonds] visited the Gatineau mill where the maple was cut, Holman’s house on Bayswater Avenue and the Rochester Street plant…. Known for his mercurial personality, Bonds was consistently charming yesterday. He sounded genuinely awed at the humble surroundings that Holman began in: a shed at the rear of his house.”

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