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    Honestly, my dog ate the World Series ball

    If Paps was smart, he'd be selling his dog's turds on ebay. You just know there are Red Sox fans crazy enough to buy them.

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    Re: Honestly, my dog ate the World Series ball

    If you believe that one I have some prime swampland I would like to sell you. Is it possible? Yes. Likely? no. He probably has it in a safety deposit box somewhere ready for his grandkids to inherit someday.
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    Re: Honestly, my dog ate the World Series ball

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    If you believe that one I have some prime swampland I would like to sell you. Is it possible? Yes. Likely? no. He probably has it in a safety deposit box somewhere ready for his grandkids to inherit someday.
    I have a pet theory. Varitek gave it to Lester(like he should have) but says he gave it to Paps, and the rest is just Paps having a little fun with the media.
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    Re: Honestly, my dog ate the World Series ball

    Quote Originally Posted by blumj View Post
    I have a pet theory. Varitek gave it to Lester(like he should have) but says he gave it to Paps, and the rest is just Paps having a little fun with the media.
    Could be. Though I think it would be doubly cool to have a chewed up ball in Cooperstown. It would become the stuff of legend.

    Anyway, I don't get why the players can't keep the ball. I understand why the 2004 ball, commemorating the end of the 86-year skid, was important, but not every game-winning ball represents that momentous an occasion. Do they have the game-winning ball from the last out of the 1990 series? That's a big deal moment for me, but I could care less about seeing the ball. I'd rather see the MRI of Eric Davis' lacerated kidney or his airfare bill back to Cincinnati.
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    Re: Honestly, my dog ate the World Series ball

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    Could be. Though I think it would be doubly cool to have a chewed up ball in Cooperstown. It would become the stuff of legend.

    Anyway, I don't get why the players can't keep the ball. I understand why the 2004 ball, commemorating the end of the 86-year skid, was important, but not every game-winning ball represents that momentous an occasion. Do they have the game-winning ball from the last out of the 1990 series? That's a big deal moment for me, but I could care less about seeing the ball. I'd rather see the MRI of Eric Davis' lacerated kidney or his airfare bill back to Cincinnati.
    I don't get the memorabilia appeal either. It's just stuff. I feel the same way about non-sports "stuff."

    When my band played Cleveland, we stopped at the R/R Hall of Fame. It's kinda neat, but I got bored looking at famous people's guitars and drums. The most interesting things to me were Paul Simon's letters to Garfunkel as a teenager at summer camp. Like Davis' "lacerated kidney MRI," those things seem more real to me.
    How, then, are those people of the future—who are taking steroids every day—going to look back on baseball players who used steroids? They're going to look back on them as pioneers. They're going to look back at it and say "So what?" - Bill James, Cooperstown and the 'Roids


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