Have You Seen My Baseball?

It appears that Doug Mientkiewicz has sealed the ball he caught from Keith Foulke ending the World Series in a safe deposit box for security and future sale, calling it his "retirement fund".  Larry Lucchino and the Sox’ ownership want it back.  So who gets the ball?  Do we have another player vs. ownership battle brewing? 

First vote, from me, goes (reluctantly) to ownership, with the stipulation that they must then send the ball off to either the HOF or put it on indefinite display at Fenway, simultaneously bequeathing any money from a future sale of that ball to an organization like the Jimmy Fund. 

4 comments… add one
  • Please, please, Lord, let this end in a lawsuit. The Sox are just lucky Manny didn’t catch the last out, or the thing would already be lost down some Dominican gutter after serving a second life in the local little league. Which, come to think of it, would have been an honorable way for it to go.

    YF January 7, 2005, 4:49 pm
  • Lucchino is an idiot. YF, I’m sure you can appreciate this: the man just needs his GD mouth stitched shut.

    Sam January 8, 2005, 7:47 am
  • Update: Jeff Idelson of the HOF tells the NYT that Cooperstown, ahem, ain’t interested. Our guess: they too want to forget what happened. Or maybe it’s just that every ball looks exactly the same, and, uh, who frickin’ cares?
    Meanwhille, we ask, how did this end up on A1 of the NYT (below the fold, but still)?

    YF January 8, 2005, 4:22 pm
  • please do not overlook the Shank Factor in all this.

    beth January 17, 2005, 3:08 pm

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