Giants to sell rubber chickens to protest walks

SAN FRANCISCO -- Tired of all the walks Barry Bonds draws, the San Francisco Giants will begin selling orange rubber chickens named "Walk'er" on Monday.

Why? "To officially protest the number of intentional walks at SBC Park," the Giants said.

Why chickens? The Giants didn't say, but it would seem obvious.

In 57 games entering Saturday's game against the Boston Red Sox, Bonds had drawn a major league-leading 94 walks, 51 of them intentional.

The chickens -- described as "your average fowl" -- will sell for $10, with proceeds going to the Giants Community Fund.