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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Bonds: Ball To Be Branded

As the Giants and Bonds sever their relationship, it has been announced that the buyer of Bonds' record breaking home run will brand the ball with an asterisk and send it to the Hall of Fame.

Certainly, on initially being informed, we found this to be a distasteful act. Regardless of one's personal feelings about Bonds' accomplishments, defacing what may well end up being one of the most important pieces of baseball memorabilia seemed like a selfish act.

But further reflection and investigation led us to understand that this is something that the renowned baseball fan and historian -fashionista Mark Ecko- feels compelled to do based on his legendary involvement as a fan and as an activist in campaigning for the integrity and sanctity of the game.

As with most male fashionistas, his self expression is best exemplified through artistic contribution. Therefore, it seems logical for him to handle a ball as the object and target of his passion. Of his passionate act.

Certainly, what must be most troubling for a super fan and baseball guy like Ecko, is the media coverage of the event.

Ecko went the low key route of asking internet friends what they would like him to do with the ball. Somehow, through no effort or initiative of his own, it became a highly publicized event. Ecko simply wanted to get some opinions on how best to show his personal belief that Bonds' record was tainted. And, much to his chagrin, this turned into a media carnival which put Ecko in the news more than he probably ever had been. And brought him to sports media outlets probably for the very first time.

So, unfortunately, what was initiated as a passionate and individual statement about a fashionista's personal and intimate feelings for a ball, was turned into a cheap stunt by the every meddling media.

We feel compelled to stand up for Mark Ecko, baseball fan and guardian of the game.

This wasn't about publicity. This wasn't about the Ecko brand.



This was about a fashion designer's passion for balls.

38 comments:

censored said...

you are such a bore...
The best part of this is the irony. It is your peoples purchasing of Ecko's droopy jeans and horribly styled clothes that provided the capital for Marc Ecko to buy this ball. In essence Barry is being persecuted by his own people. If you are so disgusted, stop buying his clothes...at least then you would dress like normal human beings.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"The best part of this is the irony."

Sir, you are correct.

But apparently, yet again...it's been wasted on you...

Malcom Hex said...

"you are such a bore..."

yea NOIS, you bore him so much that he has been reading your blog for 6 months.

Martin said...

Sir, interesting, a white man is going to 'brand' something of black origin and mark his property...why does this sound familiar?

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"a white man is going to 'brand' something of black origin and mark his property...why does this sound familiar?"

Sir, stop it.

You'll only further bore censored.

Or, more probably, waste your irony on him..

lgf said...

Sir, I believe this telling photograph, showcasing Ecko's rugged masculinity, serves as sufficient contradictory evidence and reaffirms the invalidity of your shameless attack on the influential fa... eh... designer.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"your shameless attack on the influential fa... eh... designer."

Sir, no no.

We said we support him.




And his passion for balls.

Henry Holland said...

Wow! Using homophobia to make a point about....something, that's so post-modern of you.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"Wow! Using homophobia to make a point about....something, that's so post-modern of you."

Sir, really.

Having some good natured fun at Ecko's expense can not be categorized as homophobia.

Take your cause elsewhere.

Thank you.

Dave the Wave said...

who the fuck is henry holland and why does he only show his 'gay face' when some one brings up balls?

must be one of those fruitcakes that just cruises the net and looks for gay jokes..then makes a pithy and witty remark about it being post-modern.

uncommon sense said...

"Wow! Using homophobia to make a point about....something, that's so post-modern of you."

*YAWN*

it almost gets old when the crusaders of whatever cause find this blog...and then make dumbass comments showing they don't understand this place.

Henry the 8th said...

"Wow! Using homophobia to make a point about....something, that's so post-modern of you."

Wow! Using homophobia when it isn't even relevent.

Maybe you should stay off the internets, henry. You might find something on here that offends you.

Tripod said...

"Using homophobia to make a point "

yea. shocking! especially at the nation of islam sports blog.

lgf said...

"Wow! Using homophobia to make a point about....something, that's so post-modern of you."

NOIS, hide the post about the ESPN Michael Vick Open Forum. Someone will soon reveal your deep hatred for the black race.

ColonelStinkmeaner said...

It's not at all homophobic to discuss Marc Ecko's passion for balls. It is pure unadulterated truth, never does Nois speak ill of homosexuals, (well I guess including Marc Ecko among their rank could be offensive to our exit entering brethren)Marc Ecko loves balls, this was a fact he wanted al of us to know. What the problem is?

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

Sir, Henry Holland...on further reflection of your insinuate complaint.

We apologize for resorting to such remedial methods.

BTW, are you this Henry Holland?



if so...my, how post-modern of you

ZEKE said...

ya know, dave the wave made a great point on the vick townhall thread, about how when you don't do anything to correct blacks they blame you for not doing anything. and when you do something to correct them, they say it's racist.

henry is proof positive that gays are the same way.

nois supports their love of balls. and he is called homophobic.

if he came out against balls, they'd call him homophobic too.

just goes to prove.

you can't win.

with gay OR blacks.

Dave the Wave said...

"you can't win.

with gay OR blacks."

yea, but you can win with black gays.

just ask that Jig fruit that used to post here all the time.

madd hatter said...

gentleman!

this is silly.

the point of the post was that mark ecko is a cheap publicity hound.

not that he may/may not be gay!

whoever decided that the gay thing was the point of the post fell into yet another nois trap.

lgf said...

"BTW, are you this Henry Holland?"

you almost feel sorry for him... her.

Next time we'll be sure to make our point using your frail, male-female hybrid body instead of "homophobia."



"with gay OR blacks."

Eh. Zeke. C'mon. Could you at least put blacks on a different line than gays? Jeez.
.
.
.
Hows that for homophobia?
fag.

lgf said...

"whoever decided that the gay thing was the point of the post fell ..."

I believe that may have been me...

but only because I had seen the previously mentioned photograph and laughed about how "post-modern" he looked.

Steven A's Cheese Doodles said...

sweet. even the gays hate NOIS!

Dirty Sanchez said...

If we're to believe the tawdry, cheap whore that Bonds used to bang in AZ, it will be a very small asterisk that is used to brand Barry's ball.

censored said...

How dare Ecko exploit this situation for his own publicity. I guess it is only fitting though...his lousy clothing designs show a desire to conform to the negro community and now his jesse jackson/al sharpton exploitive behavior shows the same.

Al_Sharpton's_Banana_Hammock said...

"his lousy clothing designs show a desire to conform to the negro community and now his jesse jackson/al sharpton exploitive behavior shows the same."

umm, you must live out in the woods. if you ever been to a city, you'd notice that urban dwellers of ALL races sport his duds. his style is geared towards the urban sophisticate.

and the second part of your statement....huh???!!

lgf said...

"his lousy clothing designs show a desire to conform to the negro community and now his jesse jackson/al sharpton exploitive behavior shows the same."

Sir, if his behavior was a reflection of his attempt to conform to the "negro community," then the ball would be headed to the HOF unscathed. However, i will excuse your comedic, caucasian comprehension of the matter.

I echo hammock's sentiments concerning the second part of your sesame street tirade.

Jack Brown said...

I saw an urban sophisticate once. Thats the last time I leave the woods.

Tripod said...

"I saw an urban sophisticate once. Thats the last time I leave the woods."

if only more hillbilly inbreds would follow your example...

Foxxy Brown said...

I would have voted to send the ball to the HoF and Bonds into space. imo, during his final years here he sucked the life out of the Giants' progress as a competitive team.

censored said...

Sir, if his behavior was a reflection of his attempt to conform to the "negro community," then the ball would be headed to the HOF unscathed. However, i will excuse your comedic, caucasian comprehension of the matter.

I echo hammock's sentiments concerning the second part of your sesame street tirade.

It is too bad that you feel the negro community wants a liar and a cheater as a representation of their race...says alot about the people as a whole.
As far as my second statement...the one you are too dense to get....this bonds thing has been turned into a racial issue from some Malcolm X malcontents in the negro community...Ecko is using this platform to gain publicity for himself...it is the same behavior that jesse and al have done for years...except when a black man cries race to get his way everyone has to cater to him.

censored said...

umm, you must live out in the woods. if you ever been to a city, you'd notice that urban dwellers of ALL races sport his duds. his style is geared towards the urban sophisticate.

oh please...you are a moron. Although a small amount of people from other races may buy that putrid clothing the overwhelming amount of customers are black....so just remember as you wear your pants at your ankles and think its cool...everyone else is laughing and the money spent went to help put the asterisk on Cheater Bonds baseball.

lgf said...

"It is too bad that you feel the negro community wants a liar and a cheater as a representation of their race...

A representation of their race?

Ah! the all too common caucasian fallacy. How have you come to the conclusion that Mr. Bonds, as you put it, represents our race? Does David Duke represent your race? The ball is baseball history. An undeniable fact. This so called "baseball fan" is about to desecrate it. What purpose will that serve... that is outside the interests of the prima donna known as Marc Ecko?

"says alot about the people as a whole."

No. It says a lot about you as an idiot.

"As far as my second statement...the one you are too dense to get....this bonds thing has been turned into a racial issue from some Malcolm X malcontents in the negro community...Ecko is using this platform to gain publicity for himself...it is the same behavior that jesse and al have done for years...except when a black man cries race to get his way everyone has to cater to him."

Sir, again you lack comprehension. Your phrasing in your previous statement, " jesse jackson/al sharpton exploitive behavior," indicates that you suffer from a caustic reflexive reaction to the good Reverents. As we all know, a reflexive reaction is an action or movement not controlled by conscious thought. Again highlighting your lack of comprehension.

Explotive? Hardly. Unless of course you mean that they help "exploit" black men out of prison cells who were originally put in there via Jim Crow constructs.

That was the issue at hand.

I am also wondering why you think it is the Reverents exploiting and not the media?... who are frequently seen foaming at the mouth whilst following Al and Jesse.

Tripod said...

"oh please...you are a moron. Although a small amount of people from other races may buy that putrid clothing the overwhelming amount of customers are black"

dawg, i mugged a white boy just yesterday that was wearing an ecko T and an ecko watch. please.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"Ah! the all too common caucasian fallacy. How have you come to the conclusion that Mr. Bonds, as you put it, represents our race? Does David Duke represent your race?"

Sir, that is just ridiculous.

David Duke?!.

Hitler must represent their race....they STILL have many groups that idolize him and perpetuate his ideas.

So, ALL white people are Nazi's.

Right, censored?

The Lawn Jockey said...

"I am also wondering why you think it is the Reverents exploiting and not the media?... "


oh oh oh!!

I know!

cause censored racist!

Martin said...

"a know, dave the wave made a great point.."

Sir, you are TOO funny!

censored said...

bottom line is bonds is a cheater...the asterisk is a great idea and ecko deserves the publicity for coming up with the branding idea.
Bonds represents those who feel cheating, taking short cuts, and refusing to take responsibility for ones actions are all noble ways to live....in other words he is a perfect role model for the fans of this blog.

Malcom Hex said...

"bottom line is bonds is a cheater"

when did he fail a test?

when?