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Bonds 756th homer ball.

Unread postby FUDU » Wed May 23, 2007 4:56 pm

If you caught it, or should I say got possession of it after the mad scramble/wrestling match that will most likely ensue after he hits it, what would you do with it?

Would you just give it to MLB/Bonds if they asked for it?

What about if they offered you $250,000.

Or would you hold to it and let the bidding begin?

I am pretty sure I would rape the shit out of the fools that would be doing everything they could to purchase it.

Nothing short of 2 million gets it our of my hands.
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Unread postby KChmura » Wed May 23, 2007 5:19 pm

wasnt there a company that offered 1 million for the ball already?
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Unread postby leadpipe » Wed May 23, 2007 5:53 pm

If it wasn't worth a nickel I wouldn't give it back to Bonds.
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Unread postby ArtGold » Wed May 23, 2007 5:59 pm

Objectively speaking, baseball has repeatedly demonstrated it is a business before being a sport. Look at Bonds, Thome, Ramirez or Clemens to see how players regard the institution. Then take a look at how clubs handle providing player opportunities and their farm system players (and teams) to see how the clubs see the institution. Finally, take a look at Selig and his Direct TV negotiations to see how the baseball administration sees the institution.

In light of this, I would sell the ball to the highest bidder. This is keeping in the spirit of the institution.
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Unread postby jfiling » Wed May 23, 2007 6:30 pm

Honestly, I'm surprised MLB hasn't instituted a policy that notorious baseballs are the property of Major League Baseball.

I hope I haven't given them an idea.
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Unread postby tribefan333 » Wed May 23, 2007 6:31 pm

756 is a very special baseball, so if Bonds wanted it, 100-250 grand, (whatever he offered) would do it for me. If it's just some guy not connected with baseball, $500,000 atleast.

After 500,000 that's where money no longer becomes a need.
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Unread postby mswerb » Wed May 23, 2007 7:05 pm

Yes, there is a company that has offered $1 million. If I got my hands on it, let the bidding begin. I want nothing to do with it, but the money it would bring in. Barry Bonds is a turd.
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Unread postby pup » Wed May 23, 2007 7:06 pm

I have always been one to say, I would give it back for some tickets, maybe a chance to meet the player...somthing like that.

Back to the wall though? Man it would be hard to pass up the chance put myself in financial position to do whatever I wanted later in life.

The bidding would probably start around 1/4 million.
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Unread postby FUDU » Wed May 23, 2007 9:00 pm

After 500,000 that's where money no longer becomes a need.


Depends on your age, but one thing is for certain, after Uncle Sam takes half you'd wish you held on to it for more and trust me the IRS would know you sold that ball to somebody for that amount of money, there is no way to keep that a secret.
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Unread postby He Gone » Thu May 24, 2007 4:46 pm

Id sell that ball for as much as people would pay me, and have no regrets about it..

I dont dislike bonds, actually I like him alot, but I wouldnt just GIVE him the ball.

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Unread postby swerb » Thu May 24, 2007 4:53 pm

I'd sell it to the highest bidder willing to sign legal docs saying they would never let MLB or Bonds get their hands on the ball. And that if they resold the ball, the new buyer would be obligated to signing the same docs.
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Unread postby Charboneau » Thu May 24, 2007 7:48 pm

I would give the ball to Bonds in exchange for an autograph and picture with him and my family. Barry is the greatest player ever and a class act - just misunderstood. Seriously, Bonds has rubbed some people wrong over the years - but I actually think is act is kind of funny.
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Unread postby leadpipe » Thu May 24, 2007 7:54 pm

If being an asshole is funny, the guy is hilarious.
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