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Fan Throws Object at Bonds in Phoenix

April 18, 2006

PHOENIX (AP) _ A fan was removed from the left-field bleachers at Chase Field for throwing an object at Barry Bonds during Monday night’s game between San Francisco and Arizona.

The object, which resembled a toothpaste tube, landed a few feet in front of Bonds and was removed by a security guard. Diamondbacks President Richard H. Dozer said the man, who had not been identified, would be charged. The incident occurred in the fourth inning.

``We take that stuff very seriously,″ Dozer said.

It’s the second time this month that a Bonds had an object thrown at him from the stands during a game.

Earlier this month in San Diego, a fan tossed a syringe near Bonds as he came off the field in between innings at Petco Park. The person who did that was never caught.

Dozer said the Diamondbacks had added several security guards for the four-game series with the Giants, which opened Monday night. ``We had three guys on (the fan) before the follow-up was through,″ Dozer said, referring to the alleged offender’s throwing motion.

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