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Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Mienky to "loan" WS ball to Red Sox

from espn:

Mientkiewicz said Boston asked to have it for one year, he intends to comply and the sides expect to reach an agreement within days. He caught the ball when it was thrown to him by pitcher Keith Foulke in St. Louis on Oct. 27.

"There was never a fight, there was never words exchanged. It was very cordial, and we worked something out," he said. "I want the fans to see it, and that's what both the Red Sox and I agreed on. They waited a long time to see that ball and to live it. The fact that I had it was just so we could keep it and give it to the fans and let them see it."

Mientkiewicz said he will not receive any money under the deal and "probably" would get the ball back after a year. He emphasized that he's "doing everything they asked me to do."

"I didn't expect all of this with the ball," he added. "Sometimes in life you think you're doing the right thing and it doesn't turn out that way. That's kind of what happened here. I didn't think it was going to come out to this. Like I said, I gave Derek Lowe the Game 7 ball from the ALCS, and no one seems to want that one."

He already knows what he would do if the Mets come within three outs of a World Series title.

"I'll probably ask before the ninth inning: `What do you guys want me to do with this?' he said.

well that's good to hear. no need for mienky to bring that moronic ball controversy over here to team feelgood.

shit, i tell you what. if i was mientkiewicz... damn, if i was mientkiewicz, first thing i'd do is change my last name to smith. secondly, i'd offer that damn ball to upper deck, topps, fleer, donruss and whatever card companies there are. those companies would go nuts in a blind bid for the ball, just to slice it up and put it in commemorative boston red sox world championship cards individually numbered cards 1-86. they could build their entire 2005 second series card set around these randomly inserted cards or they could just friggin sell them straight to moronic red sox fans. maybe some yankees fan buys all of them for $2m just so he can burn them.

The sheriff he asked me,
Why had I run?
And that's when it hit me,
Just what I had done  

And all for no reason
Just one peace of lead
I hung my head
I hung my head  

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