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lawdog

Glad that jerk Menkiewiecz isn't a Twin anymore. He's proving what a jerk he is by keeping that world series ball...

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buzzsaw

I can't believe he is acting like such a Wisconsinite! blush.gif

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The Grebe

He said he was just kidding and it was just a joke, but I guess that he is the only one that thinks it is funny?

What a mercenary...I bet that if he does keep that ball, he can look forward to an early exit from baseball!

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BIG ISLAND DUDE

What did he do? I hadnt heard.

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buzzsaw

must you constantly pick on us?? by the way we have more lakes than you but we don't put it on our license plates, so there!!

keep it up and i'll take the musky out of your hands and eat it!! wink.gif

i always throw the fish i catch back, right back into my livewell... wink.gif

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The Grebe

First he is going to keep the ball, "Kids colledge money, don't ya know." Then, "No, no, just kidding, just a joke, don't ya know." Now in the last article that was in the paper, he has the ball in a safe deposit box! "Retirement money, don't ya know."

They should do what they have to do to get that treasured baseball from him and send his a$$ packing! I would think that baseball tradition would really put a smudge on his name and he might find it hard to get work? But then again in todays do anything for the $$$ world, who knows?

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Pete Riola

Dougie Ballgame will be giving that ball back eventually amazing behavior though. Ya think the chowder fans will let Dougie B know a thing or two?

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The Grebe

Oh yah!!! You can bet on that! Waiting all those years, breaking the curse, and then having a recently acquired 1st baseman play fast and loose with a big part of their baseball history? Oh yah, the fans are'nt gonna cheer him, that's for sure.

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Roop-Dogg

saw that he was traded to the ny mets yesterday. taking HIS baseball with him.

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Guest

I dont see anything wrong with him keeping the ball.

First off, it sat in his locker for days and no one asked him for it. Then he had MLB authenticate it and had Jodi (his wife) put it in a safety deposit box. MLB even says the ball is his to do with what he pleases.

In my view, the Boston organization are the ones who are the bad guys here. The Cardinals never requested that the fan that caught #62 give that back. The Giants never asked for any of the balls that Bonds has hit. And you can't tell me that EVERY player that ever caught the last ball of ANY series gave that ball back to the team. I'm sure LOTS of guys have them in their own collections.

I say let Dougie take the ball with him!!

Maybe it will be the start of a new curse!!...LOL grin.gif

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Down to Earth

I agree completely with Tom on this.

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BIG ISLAND DUDE

I'd keep the ball if I was in his shoes. Besides, Its the RedSox, So who cares(besides some ChowderHead)... its not like hes keeping a Twins Worldseries ball. shocked.gif

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Down to Earth

I just read on ESPN that evidently the Red Sox and Doug have reached some kind of agree on the baseball issue. The Sox are going to have it for a year and then I guess Doug will have it returned to him.

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Stratosman

Why should he care, especially after bieng traded away? I wonder what that ball is worth however??

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The Grebe

Maybe the curse is still working, I never thought of that angle?

If a fan catches it, that is one thing, but if a highly paid ball player catches it, that is a different matter.

Did'nt he take a flip from another player to make the play? Is that player intitled to a share of the pie?

If you or I took a treasured item from the place that we worked, an item that belonged to the company and they knew we bagged it, what do you think would happen?

It's one of the tools of their trade and I do believe the balls are not furnished by the players? Seems trivial and under normal circumstances, I bet they don't say much, but this has extenuating circumstances attached.

The golden spike on the first finished railroad, the inscripted monument on the company building, a star from the walk of fame, I don't know, this does'nt seem to good?

But, I'm sure they will work it out without my help! These guys are professionals, they'll get the job done.

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muskybuck

I agree with Tom on this also.

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BackHerUp

Why should it matter if he keeps it or not?

In the NFL, the players keep the balls for their accomplishments. Same in NHL hockey. At best, the Red Sox should ask Mientkiewicz to return it, but they certainly can't and shouldn't demand it back...after all, it's a baseball not unlike the million foul balls that are hit yearly and if you ask me, I couldn't tell you if "the ball in the glass case is the original authenticated one" Who cares!

(to the Red Sox): Just put a baseball in the glass case and shut up already!!

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The Grebe

BackHerup...I have to differ with you on this one, as I don't believe that the final ball that wins a supposedly cursed team the World Series Championship, after all these years, is just like any other ball.

One case in point...Did the Walleye you are holding in your avitar mean any more to you then the 100's you have probably thrown back? Do you have any mounts, or pictures of anything that you feel are significant and want to pass along down the line, to kind of keep your outdoor tradition alive?

I'm be willing to bet that to alot of die hard Red Sox fans, it is more then just another baseball and they don't take this so lightly!

If baseball is'nt about tradition, whats the point? Why keep statistics? Why retire jerseys? Why have a hall of fame? Just play baseball and shut up!

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...Did the Walleye you are holding in your avitar (spelled AVATAR) mean any more to you then the 100's you have probably thrown back?


No...

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Do you have any mounts, or pictures of anything that you feel are significant and want to pass along down the line, to kind of keep your outdoor tradition alive?


No...don't have any "mounts". It's really not that important to me...a photo will do fine, if taken by someone else...otherwise, it's just another catch...

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I'm willing to bet that to alot of die hard Red Sox fans, it is more then just another baseball and they don't take this so lightly!


Yeah, we know how lightly they've taken this "curse" thing...and that only justifies their stupidity! Doesn't it? After all, they (Boston fans)wanted to "Kill Bill" Buckner for "The Error"...It's merely a game, people.

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If baseball is'nt about tradition, whats the point? Why keep statistics? Why retire jerseys? Why have a hall of fame? Just play baseball and shut up!
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But you see, I don't care about Hall of Fame's and statistics, they do nothing for you or me...I say "don't get so serious about it"...but then again, you're probably in a Fantasy League...grin.gif

Settle down now..."don't git yer panties in a bunch", I'm just teasin' ya...have a nice life.

P.S: I won't be back to this one anymore...grin.gif

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