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Chi­ro­prac­tor Key to Bonds’ Power?

The above head­line excerpt is from the June 10, 2006 “Giants Note­book” sec­tion of the San Fran­cisco Chron­i­cle. This story reports on Dr. Ron Mitchell, a chi­ro­prac­tor who trav­els with the San Fran­cisco Giants base­ball team as their team chi­ro­prac­tor. The story starts by not­ing that Dr. Mitchell loves to watch Bonds hit home runs and dur­ing Bond’s recent chase of Babe Ruth’s record, Mitchell would stop adjust­ing, and run out­side to see Bonds at bat. (photo by Agn­cia Brasil)

Dr. Mitchell is present at the games adjust­ing play­ers. The story also notes that pitcher, Jason Schmidt, also loves to get adjusted and typ­i­cally does so dur­ing the games to avoid the rush of other play­ers who get adjusted before the games. Iron­i­cally, Dr. Mitchell missed both Barry Bonds’ 715th and 716th home runs as he was in the club­house adjust­ing Schmidt.

The story noted that Jason Schmidt offered to halt the chi­ro­prac­tic ses­sion when Bonds was at bat chas­ing home run num­ber 715, but Mitchell showed his ded­i­ca­tion and responded, “No, let’s do what we’ve got to do. Let’s get you treated and get you ready.” The arti­cle reported that a few pitches later Bonds hit his 715th home run. After miss­ing see­ing the his­toric home run Dr. Mitchell com­mented, “Schmidty looked and me and laughed, and I laughed, and we kind of blew it off and that was it.”

It was a few days later when Dr. Mitchell was once again adjust­ing Jason Schmidt while Bonds was at bat that Bonds hit num­ber 716. After this repeat per­for­mance all Dr. Mitchell could say was, “There goes the next one.”

In typ­i­cal base­ball super­sti­tion, the play­ers even joked about it say­ing that they were going to sched­ule Schmidt for an adjust­ment with Dr. Mitchell when­ever the Giants are behind so that Bonds would hit a home run and win the game.

Even Barry Bonds him­self found the sit­u­a­tion amus­ing say­ing, “I’m going to have to get on the table with him.” Jason Schmidt, how­ever, felt bad hav­ing caused Dr. Mitchell to miss two his­toric sport­ing events. Schmidt com­mented, “I kind of felt bad. … He takes a lot of pride on work­ing on Barry, so I felt kind of bad he wasn’t able to be out there at the time. He’s been out there so many times, and it’s like, it’s not going to hap­pen this time, so let’s take our chances.”

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