We've taken some heat for our post supporting Mark Ecko's affinity for balls.
Seems like we aren't the only ones who thinking branding the ball is a bad idea.
From 100%_Injury_Rate, looks like Gilbert Arenas is not thrilled with the idea either. And it looks like the Hibachi is trying to do something about it.
"But anyway, the gist of how Gil feels about the ball is simple. Here's some of what Agent Zero said:
"It's history," Gil began. "It's still history. I mean, the guy's a man before he's some big slugger. I mean, how you just going to take what this man's done for his career and, as another man, say 'Hey, you were accused of this, you allegedly did this, I want to take this away from you.' I mean, what if we took away your Ecko company? "
All this puts us in a conundrum.
We support Ecko's right to handle balls.
But we also think that Arenas makes a strong case for not permanently scarring the historic artifact.
Compromise is the solution.
Allow Ecko to make himself up with some nice red lipstick and kiss Bonds' ball, leaving a non-permanent mark.