Ive been to Pac Bell (or SBC... ugh
) Park at least 20 times, and have walked along that boardwalk a number of times. Its only about 10 feet from boardwalk to bay, so its not much of a jump. He did do a headfirst dive... into really cold water... imagine what that must have felt like on his face
. Then the guy was just hanging around the boardwalk, wet shirt and all! At least he got the ball.
Pac Bell Park is to me the best stadium in the majors, simply because of the splash hit aspect. I mean, that is the coolest, most innovative thing they could have come up with. Its created an entirely new stat, and developed extra exitement for Bond's HRs (if thats possible). A great feature.