Barry Bonds' beef with Jeff Kent included stolen bus seats, motorcycle mishaps, and a dugout fight

  • Published: 07 May 2019
  • Barry Bonds and Jeff Kent were never going to get along. Bonds was self-centered, standoffish, and unwilling to conform to norms (or rules) to achieve his legendary accomplishments. Kent took himself and the traditions of baseball extremely seriously, even if it rubbed people the wrong way.

    When they became teammates as Giants, everyone figured there would be blow-ups, and they were right: They battled in the clubhouse, on the field, on a bus during spring training, and in the dugout in full view of TV cameras. In spite of it all, they had great success together, even reaching a World Series.

    This episode of BEEF HISTORY covers the fraught Bonds-Kent relationship, the success in spite of that, and the differing reputations of these two men who, despite appearances, had some very important things in common.

    Written and produced by Seth Rosenthal
    Shot and edited by Jiazhen Zhang


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Comments • 1 014

  • A M
    A M  2 days back

    Bonds acted privileged. Ooooh no

    • montrealcowboyx
      montrealcowboyx  2 days back

      Where is my Patrick Roy/Mario Tremblay Beef History? It's so... beefy!

      • Connor Hoagland
        Connor Hoagland  2 days back

        I mean Kent is a mormon, and mormons tend to be incredibly racist, sexist, and homophobic

        • Timothy Stamm
          Timothy Stamm  2 days back

          If you want more fights in dugouts you should look at Reggie Jackson and Billy Martin.

          • Bass Fishing with the AntiChrist

            Matt Williams was the blue collar player.

            • Comrade Austin
              Comrade Austin  1 weeks back

              Broke: Beef History
              Woke: Beef M y s t e r y

              • Frederick Sweeney
                Frederick Sweeney  1 weeks back

                Best conclusion ever. It really is the only answer.

                • Famous Mortimer
                  Famous Mortimer  1 weeks back

                  The weird part of this is that literally everybody disliked Jeff Kent, including Giant’s fans,...he wasn’t given a free ride because of skin color. Both Bonds and Kent were universally loathed so the whole racism angle is truly bizarre. And using Salon as a legitimate source? In a sports story no less? Truly odd.

                  • HarryPottsticker
                    HarryPottsticker  1 weeks back

                    SJW bullshit

                    • Connor Hoagland
                      Connor Hoagland  2 days back

                      How does it feel living a completely joyless and hateful existence?

                  • shane hunter
                    shane hunter  1 weeks back

                    What's crazy is when Bonds who was already a hall of fame player started smashing more home runs it was steroids. But when Kent started playing unbelievable once he got to SF it was all just hard work and dedication? Kent was literally a journeyman before and after he was with the Giants. How does everyone breeze past that? You don't think maybe Greg Anderson hooked him up with a little "relieving gel" like he was everyone else?

                    P.S. I'm a white guy who was a young kid through all of this and I never understood why people always made Bonds seem like the bad guy

                    • M G
                      M G  1 weeks back

                      Dusty Baker, while a terrible coach, seems to be a good guy. I have mad respect for him (he was the GM for the Cubs (I think))

                      • Christopher McCall
                        Christopher McCall  1 weeks back

                        In other words....white 😂

                        • suny123boy1
                          suny123boy1  2 weeks back

                          Jeff Kent is still the true MVP of the Giants.

                          • david martignetti
                            david martignetti  2 weeks back

                            You guys can play the race angle but Kent played nice with reporters and Bonds didn't. These beat reporters will kill anyone who won't kiss up. See: Eddie Murray.

                            • Enrique Campos
                              Enrique Campos  2 weeks back

                              What did race had to do with their media relationship?

                              • Patrick O'Donnell
                                Patrick O'Donnell  2 weeks back

                                "Kent was right behind him in stats as well as in the lineup." Yeah...when Bonds hits a homer and you are right after him in the can pretty much bet you are going to see a great pitch to hit. He should have been thanking Bonds instead of throwing shade.

                                • Mister Paradise
                                  Mister Paradise  2 weeks back

                                  The racism in this video is a sad commentary on where society is today.

                                  • Adam130694
                                    Adam130694  2 weeks back

                                    It's ok to be white.

                                    • Jacabo Blanco
                                      Jacabo Blanco  2 weeks back

                                      The "white" comment was cringe bud

                                      SJW alert

                                      • Jacabo Blanco
                                        Jacabo Blanco  2 weeks back

                                        Let me find a channel with a black man doing what you do, but to less success.

                                        Then I'll blame it on you being white.

                                    • Tommy J
                                      Tommy J  2 weeks back

                                      Yo bonds is way better than Kent, but Kent is a top teir second basemen and is extremely underrated

                                      • 712dal
                                        712dal  2 weeks back


                                        • Coach B
                                          Coach B  2 weeks back

                                          Hell they prolly snuck the drugs on bonds to ruin his accomplishments

                                          • DADDIES KUMMIES QUAVAEMOTEQUAVAEMOTE

                                            Uses steroids, beats his wife
                                            Sb nation: bbbbbbbbb but he is white
                                            Barry bonds didn’t bash his bike he bashed his wife

                                            • Blake17
                                              Blake17  2 weeks back



                                              • Howard Barnett
                                                Howard Barnett  2 weeks back

                                                15:07 Day, made.

                                                • DJ Ran Love
                                                  DJ Ran Love  2 weeks back

                                                  who cares?!!!!!

                                                  • Otis L. Richardson
                                                    Otis L. Richardson  3 weeks back

                                                    Different people don’t fight people, people with the same personalities fight

                                                    • Vivian Burton
                                                      Vivian Burton  3 weeks back

                                                      Juan ...thanks for being the great leader ..u are and have been a big brother to us all ...fav five the best .. to all the players thanks so much to u all.. for everything..😘😎love always the blue and gold..

                                                      • Steve Rayca
                                                        Steve Rayca  3 weeks back

                                                        This story was very poorly done and seems to be created to race bait only. Bonds as the godson of Willie Mays which this story glosses over, was ordained (Bonds) as being the Giants, himself. In the local media concerning Bonds and Kent's careers in San Francisco, there were FOUR major behavioral stories, this video goes over two, the dugout fight and Kent's accident which was a huge deal in the local media. The biggest Bonds media story was his Sanford and Son press conference, which this video doesn't mention and the biggest Kent media story was on the Razor and Mr. T radio show when Kent left for Houston and mocked people in SF for buying expensive real estate, etc. The remainder of his career in Hou and LA, Kent was booed mercilessly by the SF crowd until he retired and returned as a Giant.

                                                        • DJ Tommy C.
                                                          DJ Tommy C.  3 weeks back

                                                          Kent used steroids. No question

                                                          • Virbens Lahens
                                                            Virbens Lahens  4 weeks back

                                                            So basically Bonds got robbed in MVP and took roids to respond.

                                                            • Virbens Lahens
                                                              Virbens Lahens  4 weeks back

                                                              In other words: *WHITE* Lol.

                                                              • mike smith
                                                                mike smith  4 weeks back

                                                                ummm yeah, nothing was proven about bonds and steroids moron. DEAL WITH IT

                                                                • Wes Chandler
                                                                  Wes Chandler  4 weeks back

                                                                  After all of that Kent still didn't snitch

                                                                  • Daniel Standring
                                                                    Daniel Standring  4 weeks back

                                                                    Yeah sorry , this narrator obviously has a beef with this topic / Kent , would have a been a good video with someone else narratoring

                                                                    • Patriot Construction
                                                                      Patriot Construction  4 weeks back

                                                                      Cant believe you used salon as a news source 😂😂 LMAO oooooo those white people hahaa

                                                                      • Mitch McConnell
                                                                        Mitch McConnell  4 weeks back

                                                                        Quoting Salon articles and race baiting. Yikes.

                                                                        • ForrealForreal
                                                                          ForrealForreal  4 weeks back

                                                                          So Jeff Kent forced bonds to do steroids lol

                                                                          • Vinny Ocean
                                                                            Vinny Ocean  4 weeks back

                                                                            Bonds was a HOF player before the steroids.

                                                                            • Daniel Cordova
                                                                              Daniel Cordova  4 weeks back

                                                                              Steroid rage

                                                                              • Marc Altamura
                                                                                Marc Altamura  4 weeks back

                                                                                It’s all because Jeff Kent is white! SB Nation is WOKE! 😂

                                                                                • jay besmoove
                                                                                  jay besmoove  4 weeks back

                                                                                  @SB Nation Beef History- Earl Weaver vs. Ron Luciano PLEASE..only time I’ve ever heard of a manager getting ejected BEFORE the game started

                                                                                  • valueape888
                                                                                    valueape888  4 weeks back

                                                                                    I love the normal sized skinny-bonds pics. 'Member when players looked human? I 'member. BTW, best fan sign ever [in left field behind bonds] "Barry! Move your head! We can't see!"

                                                                                    • Chase McBrien
                                                                                      Chase McBrien  4 weeks back

                                                                                      Have to make everything about race and homophobia.

                                                                                      I hate these channels. YouTube sux

                                                                                      • Roy Hobbs
                                                                                        Roy Hobbs  4 weeks back

                                                                                        This has to be one of the best sportsteam chemistry stories🤣😂🤣🤣 what a duo🤷🏽‍♂️

                                                                                        • 6th Wilbury
                                                                                          6th Wilbury  4 weeks back

                                                                                          I like the idea of a team losing so bad that the owner considers moving it to Florida. There should be a movie made about it oh wait never mind.

                                                                                          • R D
                                                                                            R D  4 weeks back

                                                                                            Ok we get it. You wish you were black. You hate yourself and your white guilt.

                                                                                            • Matthew Foley
                                                                                              Matthew Foley  4 weeks back

                                                                                              When will we see more combat sport beefs??