My good buddy Marty (who has much better taste in baseball teams than
does) clued me in to a funny note about the guy who caught Ken Griffey Jr.’s 600th home run ball.
It seems the man, identified only as Joe, did some thinking ahead just in case he happened to be the person lucky enough to catch it. He had another baseball with him, and once the homer was hit, he dropped that ball underneath the seats in right field and pointed to it as the one just hit out of the park. This caused the scrum you would expect, allowing Joe to stash the real one and make for the exit. Fine man that Joe. I wish I was half that smart.
the full story is
including a debate about what should be done with it. For the record I’m with Marty, give the thing back to Griffey. Just because there’s money to be made doesn’t mean it *has* to be made. He’s only ever going to hit one 600th home run, and he should have first dibs on it if he wants it.