I just read Kirk’s post about how the sports department so easily regrouped last night when Barry Bonds hit his record-breaking home run. They did great work. Home run 756 impacted our front page as well as the sports page. We’d all been on Bonds’ watch for several days, first waiting for him to tie Hank Aaron’s record, then waiting for him to break it. We decided last week that in both cases, we would "skybox" to the news on Page One– that it to say, put a prominent refer above "The Wichita Eagle" flag, promoting our coverage of Bonds’ feat in the sports section. Yesterday, we started the day with two alternate game plans for Page One. Until Bonds broke the record just before 11 p.m., our Page One layout featured no skybox and a 100-degrees weather story at the bottom of the page, beneath our casino vote coverage. Page One designer Lindsey Glasscock was set to regroup if and when she needed to. Quickly, when a collective, "he did it" rang out among those watching TVs in the newsroom, she moved our weather story inside the A-section, designed a nice, but not so deep promo to that at the bottom of the page, creating space at the top for a splashy skybox to sports. Nice work on all counts. The front page looked great, and we made deadline too.