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Archive for Thursday, August 30, 2001

Motor boats banned in McCovey Cove

August 30, 2001

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— Fans now will have to row, row, row their boats to fish for Barry Bonds' home runs in McCovey Cove.

The San Francisco Port Commission decided to limit the use of motor boats in the water beyond the wall of the San Francisco Giants' Pacific Bell Park.

Tuesday's unanimous vote came after a woman and her young son had a run-in with a motor boat while reaching for a Bonds homer.

The Giants outfielder is chasing Mark McGwire's single-season home run record of 70. Bonds had 56 through Wednesday. Those hoping to pluck a baseball from the water will now have to make their way through the bay in kayaks and other non-motored craft.

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