From ESPN today:
Pedro Martinez on Mientkiewicz’s decision to keep the ball from the final out of Boston’s World Series win: "He’s the only one who noticed to keep the ball. Not even Keith Foulke thought to."
Pedro’s on to something here. Nobody was thinking about keeping the game ball, and my take is that’s a good thing, not a missed opportunity. Maybe Keith Foulke wasn’t thinking about keeping the game ball because he was concentrating more on the magnitude of winning the World Series. Pedro’s comment oozes a bit of admiration for Mientkiewicz’s resourcefulness. But what Pedro might find resourceful I find disappointingly cynical, on the part of Mientkiewicz.