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Saturday, September 29, 2007

Gilbert Arenas: The Right Thing To Do

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.

Problem solved.


Wanna said...

If Ecko goes back on this, he'll lose all the credibility he's built with such great endeavors as Marc Ecko's Getting Up!


Also, the man constantly referred to as kooky by most sportswriters tends to make a good deal of sense. Oh wait, he still plays online poker during half time. Dude's craaaazy!

censored said...

Bonds had just as much opportunity to bid on the baseball as anyone else...he obviously chose not to because having that on his mantlepiece would be a constant reminder of how he cheated, and lied his way to a fabricated record. Ecko owns the baseball and has the right to do with it as he pleases. This talk from Arenas is clearly an attempt to get himself some press coverage...which is becoming more difficult as he plays for a league that the american public is becoming less and less interested in....if arenas wanted to change the outcome he should have done what most of his NBA brothers would have into the stands, beat the hell out of the guy who caught the ball and take it.