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Postby Madison » Wed Nov 12, 2003 1:39 am

Baseball from Cubs' playoff loss to be auctioned


November 12, 2003
OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) -- An Internet auction house claims to have the baseball at the center of one of the most infamous plays in Chicago Cubs history -- the foul fly from Game 6 of this year's NL championship series.

MastroNet Inc., based in suburban Chicago, said Tuesday it would auction the ball on behalf of a 33-year-old Chicago attorney identified only as ``Jim'' in a statement.

According to the company, Jim was sitting near Cubs fan Steve Bartman, who deflected a foul pop away from left fielder Moises Alou in the eighth inning of Game 6 against Florida.

Jim grabbed the ball when it bounced his way and put it in his pocket, the statement said.

The Cubs fell apart after that play, blowing a 3-0 lead and losing 8-3. They also lost Game 7 and missed a chance to reach their first World Series since 1945.

The ball was authenticated using affidavits, ticket stubs and other information, MastroNet Vice President of Acquisitions Brian Marren said in a statement.

``It's an item that represents the continuing saga of the Cubs' storied legacy,'' Marren said. ``Collectors appreciate that kind of history.''

The phone and Web auction for the baseball is scheduled to begin Dec. 1 and end Dec. 18. Bidding will start at $5,000, the company said.

``The whole situation really did fall in my lap,'' Jim said in the statement. ``I understand that there are collectors who would really covet this item.''


Updated on Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 12:08 am EST

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Postby wrveres » Wed Nov 12, 2003 1:45 am

I wonder if "Jim" also tried to catch the ball? I'll sell now too. Next year, who will care, outside of the BillyGoat tavern anyway's.
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Re: Now why doesn't this surprise me............

Postby DieHardCubbie » Wed Nov 12, 2003 2:57 am

Madison wrote:MastroNet Inc., based in suburban Chicago,


Be wary..I have seen some of there claims before..... :-o
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Re: Now why doesn't this surprise me............

Postby Madison » Wed Nov 12, 2003 11:01 am

DieHardCubbie wrote:
Madison wrote:MastroNet Inc., based in suburban Chicago,


Be wary..I have seen some of there claims before..... :-o


I wouldn't buy it, but I'm sure there are people out there who would. Maybe a Florida fan? :-b Lol.
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