Re: If you caught #500...
I agree with Roy.. if it were any other player, I'd sell it without even thinking twice.
But Jr is an exceptional person and a genuine good guy.
it would be a real dilemma, IMO.
Deep down though, I'd probably sell it. It's not like there are many opportunities for
a quick 50-70k come in life. That's a lot of money for us. Even after taxes, that's
a life changing lump sum of money. It's definitely more valuable than hanging out with Jr for 2-3 minutes and
getting your picture taken.
To be honest, I'm not sure how much sentimental attachment the players have for
balls like that. I know that Tom Browning said in an interview that one of his kids grabbed his
perfect game ball and played with it and lost it.
Jr will probably hit #600 down the road anyway if he plays 3-4 more years (Maybe sooner).
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!