Skip to comments.Bonds: Man who bought record-breaking home run ball is an 'idiot'
Posted on 09/19/2007 12:47:50 PM PDT by SmithL
San Francisco (AP) -- Barry Bonds said the man who bought his 756th home run ball and announced plans to let the public decide its fate is an "idiot."
Fashion designer Marc Ecko had the winning bid Saturday in the online auction for the ball that Bonds hit last month to break Hank Aaron's record of 755 home runs. The final selling price was $752,467, well above most predictions.
Ecko, 35, has set up a Web site that lets visitors vote on three options for the ball: give it to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, brand it with an asterisk before sending it to Cooperstown or blast it into space on a rocket ship.
The asterisk would suggest that Bonds' record is tainted by alleged steroid use. The Giants slugger has denied knowingly using performance-enhancing drugs.
"All of those options don't weigh anything," Bonds told the San Francisco Chronicle on Tuesday night in Phoenix. "In baseball, that number (756) stands."
Bonds said Ecko could have found a better way to spend three-quarters of a million dollars.
"He's stupid. He's an idiot," Bonds said.
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Damn! I never wanted to have to agree with anything Bonds said, but it’s hard to disagree with him on this.
Bonds doesn’t really mean that. It’s just the steroids talking.
I have to agree with Bonds on this one.
Bonds probably got a pretty good ROI on his ‘roid money, so he thinks he’s an expert on spending habits.
Three-quarters of a million spent on a baseball is a little ridiculous though.
That’s what makes our country set above the others. It’s all relative to your income.
Love the guy. Wish I had that kinda disposable income.
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