Bonds Ball is Up For Voting

In case you haven’t heard, the ball from Barry Bonds’ 756th homerun sold for a whopping $752, 467.

The winning bidder was fashion designe Marc Ecko, who wanted to “democratize the ball.” To this end, he has put up a website call

A) Bestow it

Give the ball to Cooperstown. The ball that broke Hank Aaron’s career home run record belongs in the Hall of Fame.

B) Brand it

Burn an asterisk into the ball with a branding iron, adding a permanent footnote to the record. Then, send it to Cooperstown.

C) Banish it

Put the ball on a rocket ship and launch it into orbit, a moon shot for the ages. Out of sight, out of mind.

So… What would you do? I already voted for (B).

8 Responses to “Bonds Ball is Up For Voting”

  1. Anonymous

    A Pirates rookie refused clubhouse interviews with alcohol fueled MLB pressbox clowns more than 20 years ago. He has maintained that policy since. The Baseball Writers of America and essentially all so-called sports media types have pilloried Barry Bonds for refusing to allow a bunch of drunks misquote him and create sensational headlines to give them sport front bylines. The has bought their lies.
    As a community newspaper publisher and editor, I operated alongside these “pros” for decades, serving as a correspondent of “other coast” dailies and other media.
    Barry Bonds was staying in condition from Day One, while other pro athletes were taking it easy. Bond’s dedication to building his strength through exercise was well known in the 1980s. The general public did not hear anything from the press except Bonds was “surly, uncooperative, rude,etc.”
    Truth is, Bonds is one of the warmest, friendliest, most generous men around when he is away from a bunch of drunken media types.

  2. Anonymous

    Maybe it could just be dumped into a local rec leagues’ inventory of balls without anyone knowing – people would forever wonder what happened to the ball and it wouldn’t make it’s way to the Hall of Fame. If they wanted something there to represent Bonds’s feat, they should put a syringe on display.

  3. Anonymous

    I voted *B*. 🙂

    I want that ball to be seen forever. He may have to brand it a few times so the HOF can’t hide it if they choose to display it. And if I were the curator, you had better believe I would display it! 😉

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