Say what you will about Barry Bonds, the guy put up some inhuman numbers in his day. He wasn't scraping by as a league leader. He was lapping the entirety of major-league baseball, including many others who have also been accused of using performance-enhancing drugs. Salon.com's sports writer, King Kaufman, would often point out that for a number of metrics, the gap between Bonds at No. 1 and the player at No. 2 was as large as the gap between No. 2 and, say, number 14. That's how far ahead Bonds was.
And that's where Starbucks continues to sit in our weekly Foursquare check-in chart. With 169,000 check-ins this week they are as far ahead of McDonald's at No. 2 (55,000) as the Golden Arches are ahead of the Ad Age Chicago office (zero check-ins).
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