The disputed homerun king was back in San Francisco on Friday, handing out T-shirts, posing for pictures and romping with young patients as a San Francisco hospital opened a playroom bearing his name.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Barry Bonds Family Foundation Playroom was Friday at the UCSF Medical Center.
Bonds paid for the renovation himself at a cost of nearly $250,000, according to Roxanne Fernandes, executive director of UCSF Children's Hospital. The new surroundings include a flat-screen television and audio system, an arts and crafts table and several toys.
Bonds, who has not played since 2007, told a crowd assembled outside the playroom that he hoped it would provide children a place to relax while staying at the hospital. The controversial baseball figure is back in the Bay Area for an appereance at the Presidents Cup this weekend.