Barry Bonds and the Ball
By MortazaviBlog on Aug 08, 2007
I know at least one friend who might have been watching the celebrations from the comfort of his apartment in San Francisco, but I wonder how much the ball which Barry Bonds hit in his 756th home run and which Matt Murphy caught in the stands will be worth on E-Bay.
The lucky fan who caught the home run ball was identified by the Giants as 22-year-old New Yorker Matt Murphy, who was not available for comment but other fans described the scrum in the stands for the valuable keepsake.
"It was a mess, bodies on top of bodies, four layers deep for five minutes," said 52-year-old Mark Peel, who witnessed the mass scramble for the ball.
"I didn't think anyone was going to come up."
In the midst of all this, baseball and softball are finding fans in very unexpected places.