Fate of Barry Bonds' 756th Homerun ball decided - Will Be Branded

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  1. NeilJam

    NeilJam Resident Audiophile

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    Barry Bond's 756th home run ball was purchased by designer Mark Ecko. He now has a website where anyone can vote on what he should do with the ball. The options are:

    Donate it as is to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.

    Brand it with an asterisk and donate it to the Hall of Fame

    Put it on a rocket and blast it into space.

    Vote here: http://www.vote756.com/marcecko/

    I voted for the asterisk.

    BTW - I was going to put this in the baseball thread, but thought it deserved a thread of it's own.
     
  2. Boo

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    Meh. I vote to just donate to the Hall of Fame as is. Like it or not, Barry Bonds is an important part of baseball history and defacing the ball just because he's a jerk seems juvenile.
     
  3. Deefuzz

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    aaaaand the results are in.

    The ball is getting branded with 47% of the vote for that decision.

    34% voted to send it to Cooperstown untarnished, 19% voted to launch it into space.
     
  4. FreshDebesh

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    LOL at Barroids.
     
  5. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    i say shoot the ball with steroids til its the size of a basketball.
     
  6. misterd

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    Awesome. The ball itself is meaningless - it's not like the Mona Lisa. Physically it's the same as any other baseball. What matters is what it symbolizes, and I think adding a second symbol to it, one that further signifies all that went on around it, perfectly appropriate.
     
  7. Random Autobot

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    I would have prefered the choice of blasting the ball up Barry Bonds ass.
     
  8. Ktulu

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    Lovely :D 
     
  9. smkspy

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    Now we just need the asterisk on his baseball card stats.
     
  10. Frank Horrigan

    Frank Horrigan YAR! I be posting!

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    He's only doing this stuff because Bonds called him a moron for buying it in the first place.
     
  11. Foster

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    I agree, he was a moron for buying it in the first place.
     
  12. 333HE

    333HE HERSHEY'S GONNA EAT JOO.

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    I wanted it to get launched into space...ah well.
     
  13. Shin-Gouki

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    I like the Branding, he shouuld then give it to the Hall
     
  14. Moonstreaker

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    He needs to brand it enough times where the HoF can't display it w/o having the brand visible. You know if he only does it once they will just put it to the back. I think 6 brands should be sufficent
     
  15. 1UpCheatachu

    1UpCheatachu Lemony Fresh TFW2005 Supporter

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    Same...
     
  16. bulletthebluesky

    bulletthebluesky Mmmm... Beer

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    Good point, even though everyone will know that it was branded, if it can't be seen it wouldn't have the same effect.
     

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