Bonds’ Record* HR Ball Delivered To Hall After All

Yesterday, we told you that Barry Bonds’ home run record-breaking* ball wouldn’t be heading for the Hall of Fame any time soon. Well, change “not anytime soon” to “Tuesday night”.

Marc Ecko Barry Bonds ball Cooperstown sign

(Marc Ecko’s prized possession [pre-branding] on the road to Cooperstown)

The ASSOCIATED PRESS follows up that home run ball #756 arrived in Cooperstown, NY, last evening, compliments of fashion designer Marc Ecko. The Hall earlier reported that talks between themselves and ball owner Ecko had “unfortunately reached an impasse“, when Ecko apparently wanted to present the ball as a loan instead of a gift.

But the designer wonders where the museum ever got that idea:

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Bonds’ Record HR Ball Not Going To Hall After All

For those worried about Barry Bonds’ asterisk-branded home run record ball causing all sorts of controversy at the Baseball Hall of Fame, worry no more. The ball’s not coming to Cooperstown, after all.

Barry Bonds asterisk baseball

The ASSOCIATED PRESS reports that talks between the Hall and Marc Ecko, the fashion designer who owns #756*, have “unfortunately reached an impasse.” The problem? Ecko wants the ball to be only a loaner:

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