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…Bary Bonds’ ball will get branded with an asterisk?

It looks like more than a few people feel like Barry Bonds was using a little help on his way to the record.

After counting over 10 million votes, the public has decided to permanently brand ball 756 with an asterisk before sending it to Cooperstown to reside in the Baseball Hall Of Fame.

Whether or not Cooperstown actually accepts the ball is another matter; though considering the publicity this will bring them, I’m guessing they’ll take it.

Vote 756 Final Results


…Marc Ecko wants to set the record straight?

For The Record

Marc Ecko is a marketing genius.

After paying $752,467 for Barry Bonds’ 756th home run baseball, he is giving the world a chance to tell him what to do with it.


Bestow It – Give the ball to Cooperstown. The ball that broke Hank Aaron’s career home run record belongs in the Hall of Fame.

Brand It – Burn an asterisk into the ball with a branding iron, adding a permanent footnote to the record. Then, send it to Cooperstown.

Banish It – Put the ball on a rocket ship and launch it into orbit, a moon shot for the ages. Out of sight, out of mind.

What do you think?

[For The Record…]