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(ESPN)   Twelve year old kid returns Lou Gehrig record breaking grand slam ball to A-Rod because "It's the player's accomplishment." Obviously from out of town   (espn.go.com) divider line 26
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2013-09-28 08:03:13 PM
Kid has more class than the waste of space he returned the ball to
 
2013-09-28 08:05:04 PM

Peter von Nostrand: Kid has more class than the waste of space he returned the ball to


That
 
2013-09-28 08:14:04 PM

Peter von Nostrand: Kid has more class than the waste of space he returned the ball to


Well done.
 
2013-09-28 08:18:51 PM

Peter von Nostrand: Kid has more class than the waste of space he returned the ball to


^^This^^

Is there anyone that's not on his payroll that could care less if he died in a fire?
 
2013-09-28 08:19:06 PM

JosephFinn: Peter von Nostrand: Kid has more class than the waste of space he returned the ball to

Well done.


It is baseball though. For all we know the kid is juicing already and we will have to deal with his forced apology in 10 years.
 
2013-09-28 08:21:19 PM
should he be mailing the ball to an "anti-aging" clinic in a strip mall somewhere?
 
2013-09-28 08:26:57 PM
I say it reflects poorly on the character of the kid giving it to A-Rod. If you want to be classy give it the Yankees or Cooper Town. If you want to be smart, auction it and pay for college and probably more.
 
2013-09-28 09:02:36 PM

RepoManTSM: If you want to be classy give it the Yankees or Cooper Town. If you want to be smart, auction it and pay for college and probably more.


I doubt that ball would fetch college-type money.   Maybe community college, and a liberal arts degree.
 
2013-09-28 09:06:28 PM
So how long until the guy in the next seat files a lawsuit saying it wasn't the kids ball to give away?
 
2013-09-28 09:10:54 PM
Shoud've branded an asterisk into it first like Bonds' home run ball.
 
2013-09-28 09:36:12 PM
Look, I'm not a huge fan of A-Rod.  But it's pretty much obvious if you've looked at his behavior from over the years is that he's one of those guys who tries too hard to be liked.  He's got personality defects and he's broken.  That being said, the product of him being "douchy" is a result of him being paid massive amounts of money in the biggest media epicenters of the world when there's at least 10 other baseball players in front of him in his own market that are more respected/liked by the media even BEFORE all this stuff came out.

Alex is fighting the suspension and why shouldn't he?  Under the terms of the CBA, he's a first time offender even with the weak evidence MLB has, and he should be subject to a 50 game suspension.  The New York media was jerking off so much over this they kept floating all this "banned for life" shiat.  It would have never happened in a million years.  This is going to be arbitrated to 50 games, 100 max.
 
2013-09-28 09:37:21 PM
As much of a douche as A-Rod is, why the hate for juicing? Pretty much everyone in MLB juices, and hell, everyone in the NFL is juicing for the most part.
 
2013-09-28 09:53:32 PM
Usual A-Rod hate in here I see...

FTFA - After the game, Steven and his father were escorted into a private room where they met with Rodriguez, who gave him an autographed bat and ball, and asked him whether he had been to the stadium before or played baseball.

Truly he is history's greatest monster.  The kid will probably remember that for life.
 
2013-09-28 09:57:45 PM
no one met the reserve?
 
2013-09-28 10:02:44 PM
Accomplishment*
 
2013-09-28 10:07:00 PM

machoprogrammer: As much of a douche as A-Rod is, why the hate for juicing? Pretty much everyone in MLB juices, and hell, everyone in the NFL is juicing for the most part.


I have no problem with the one time juicing bit, however it's his continued usage of them and then denying it.   He is also making the most money in baseball and just is spitting on the sport day after day.

IMO Lance Armstrong > ARod > Braun
 
2013-09-28 11:25:20 PM
Screw that, kid. A-Rod wouldn't help you. Sell that ball and finance your little league team or something.
 
2013-09-28 11:27:22 PM

Peter von Nostrand: Kid has more class than the waste of space he returned the ball to


This...But...as a practical matter...this kid could have had college paid for by A-Roid...  Instead, he'll be in debt for 30 years.
 
2013-09-28 11:42:41 PM

supichoo: Peter von Nostrand: Kid has more class than the waste of space he returned the ball to

^^This^^

Is there anyone that's not on his payroll that could care less if he died in a fire?


In all seriousness... Joba
 
2013-09-29 12:13:45 AM
Are you required to surrender a ball if security asks for it?

/Kid's going to regret his decision in 5 years
//How much money would the record breaking ball be worth to a collector?
 
2013-09-29 12:28:11 AM

FutureWars: Are you required to surrender a ball if security asks for it?

/Kid's going to regret his decision in 5 years
//How much money would the record breaking ball be worth to a collector?


No.  Smart collectors usually ask for some team swag like signed bats/balls/etc to trade it for.   If it's some jabroni who just hit his first MLB home run, you can usually barter for a jersey/bat/ball signed by the team's best player.
 
2013-09-29 03:44:02 AM

Representative of the unwashed masses: Usual A-Rod hate in here I see...

FTFA - After the game, Steven and his father were escorted into a private room where they met with Rodriguez, who touched his butthole and gave him an autographed picture of Rodriguez as a Centaur, and asked him whether he had been in a Turkish prison.

Truly he is history's greatest monster.  The kid will probably remember that for life.


Unfortunately.
 
2013-09-29 08:36:52 AM
A-Rod could do with some PR help.  Giving the kid a trust fund for college wouldn't be that much money for him, but would look really nice in the paper.

/I'm assuming the kid isn't already wealthy.
 
2013-09-29 09:39:00 AM

JohnnyRebel88: machoprogrammer: As much of a douche as A-Rod is, why the hate for juicing? Pretty much everyone in MLB juices, and hell, everyone in the NFL is juicing for the most part.

I have no problem with the one time juicing bit, however it's his continued usage of them and then denying it.   He is also making the most money in baseball and just is spitting on the sport day after day.

IMO Lance Armstrong > ARod > Braun


So kinda like Ortiz, Manny, etc... then?
 
2013-09-29 12:48:50 PM

RepoManTSM: I say it reflects poorly on the character of the kid giving it to A-Rod. If you want to be classy give it the Yankees or Cooper Town. If you want to be smart, auction it and pay for college and probably more.


Nobody's paying a quarter-million for that ball.
 
2013-09-29 07:26:15 PM

Daniels: RepoManTSM: I say it reflects poorly on the character of the kid giving it to A-Rod. If you want to be classy give it the Yankees or Cooper Town. If you want to be smart, auction it and pay for college and probably more.

Nobody's paying a quarter-million for that ball.

yeah, decent colleges are now asking ~$50k/year.  what the fucl< for?  who knows
 
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