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Grant wrote a controversial piece today for ComcastSportsNet Bay Area while I was out and doing other things. He argued that the fan who caught the ball that was Hideki Matsui’s 500th career home run had no obligation to return it to Matsui, in fact would have been a dope to do it. The same goes for Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit. I won’t reveal Grant’s argument except to say I agree with him. To read what he wrote click here.

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  1. Johnc

    Ok, I just read the article and Grant nailed it. He said everthing I was thinking and more.

    July 21st, 2011 10:07 pm

  2. Fred G

    Brilliant and logical. Good job Grant.

    July 22nd, 2011 7:23 am

  3. Stan

    A fool and his money are soon parted is at work here. I doubt Matsui would ever gaze in love at that ball even decades from now. Neither will Jeter at 5,000..and he certainly has bigger trophys to celebrate with, like those hot babes. I think if the kids parents are crafty-up to them,and why Jeter spent 130,000 and counting for what he was given free…fools everyplace. At least its not my money to lose.

    July 22nd, 2011 8:24 am

  4. Stan

    . I can’t help but think that the kid’s mother is the same woman who wouldnt watch Lowell’s things on the airplane. Me first.

    July 22nd, 2011 8:26 am

  5. Dennis

    I think Grant is right on. If the ball means so much to Matsui or Jeter or any of those major league players I say they should bid on it if it goes to auction.

    July 22nd, 2011 9:30 am

  6. Stan

    What Hidedi should do or have done when the kid played hardball? Got the first clean baseball the kid refused,signed it,”commerating my 500th”…thereby transfereing all importance and value to that ball.
    Gee,I’m so devious….

    July 22nd, 2011 10:04 am

  7. KauaiRobert

    When events like these are about to happen, players should already be planning for them.
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    They should already know about what the ball would be worth on the open market and offer at least that amount to the lucky fan.
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    If the fan decids to be a punk, then you go from there.
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    -ALOHA-

    July 22nd, 2011 10:21 am

  8. Stan

    I’m watching the A’s game..what a gutless,gutless, perfomance by Cahill,who ironically has plenty of flab. Cahill just blew it with Zito like fear of the opponent,no change in his delivery,no speed up or slow down..just a wooden “I give up” pitching performance. I don’t want to hear anymore of the A’s starters who are of Lincecum quality. Beane and Wolff don’t create quality or inspire it in their players.
    What an ugly effort.

    July 22nd, 2011 4:20 pm

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