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756 *

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Chef, Jul 1, 2007.


So......you catch 756*....what do you do with it?

  1. Throw it back

    2 vote(s)
  2. Highest Bidder

    22 vote(s)
  3. Give to Bonds

    3 vote(s)
  4. Give to Hall of Fame

    8 vote(s)
  5. Keep it

    7 vote(s)
  1. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    Bonds has a chance of breaking the record AT WRIGLEY!

    Is there a chance that someone really throws the ball back on the field?
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    nope -- it's worth money, even if he's a cheat.
  3. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    I wouldn't get cheated selling the ball on the open market.
  4. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    Someone (here, I think) once suggested that if whoever catches the ball has a Sharpie, they should write "Steroid Cheater" or something on the ball, THEN throw it back. In the abstract, that sounds perfect, but I'd probably wuss out and take the cash.
  5. markvid

    markvid Guest

    In realism, that's defacing of a historical element, and don't think for a second that in this age of 100x TV lenses, you won't be discovered.
  6. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    True or false: The baseball record book had an asterisk next to Roger Maris' home run record.
  7. markvid

    markvid Guest

    True, since it took more games for him to do it than Ruth.
    Kensesaw Mountain Landis said make it so.
  8. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    It's my understanding there were separate categories:

    154-game season

    162-game season

    No asterisk (except in popular mythology)

    I could be wrong.
  9. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Writing 'cheater' would be just as historical as the ball.
  10. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    Also, the Yankees played in 163* regular-season games in 1961. Maris played in 161.

    * Includes rain-suspended 5-5 tie at Baltimore.
  11. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Vandalism/graffiti is historic?
  12. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

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