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Postby eftda » Thu Jul 01, 2004 12:39 pm

ESPN wrote:Banking on Bonds
Mike Mahan, a 28-year-old investment banker from West Los Angeles, has put down about $25,000 through the Dodgers' group-sales department to secure all 3,000 seats in right-field pavilion at Dodger Stadium for two of the last three games of the regular season against the Giants, the Los Angeles Daily News reported. Either of those games could be the one when Barry Bonds slugs his 700th, 714th or 715th career home run -- each a milestone number in his quest to become the game's all-time leader. "Obviously there are no guarantees, but I have crunched the numbers," said Mahan, a lifelong Dodgers. "I look at this as buying a lottery ticket and having some fun."


I guess if he crunched the Numbers, but its still $25,000 :-o
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Postby slomo007 » Thu Jul 01, 2004 12:47 pm

Are the tickets only 8 dollars a piece? Or even $4 a piece if the $25,000 covered both games of 3,000 tickets?
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Postby LBJackal » Thu Jul 01, 2004 12:54 pm

Is he gonna cover all that territory himself :-o If he invites a bunch of friends or something to try and cover all that ground, they might keep the ball for themselves. And some kids will probably sit in his seats because they're all empty, and hey, it's Barry Bonds. Can't wait to see the highlights of thsoe games on TV though :-D
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Postby DaQ » Thu Jul 01, 2004 1:56 pm

Do you guys realize Bonds has been hitting his HR's to Left-Center lately? :-?
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Thu Jul 01, 2004 2:11 pm

I would love for him to get all 3,000 seats...then Bonds homer to left center...just the look to see him setting in left field all by himself...and the ball land about 5 rows over from him.... :-b
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Thu Jul 01, 2004 2:27 pm

DieHardCubbie wrote:I would love for him to get all 3,000 seats...then Bonds homer to left center...just the look to see him setting in left field all by himself...and the ball land about 5 rows over from him.... :-b


LOL, that would be pretty funny. :-D
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Postby eftda » Thu Jul 01, 2004 3:23 pm

DieHardCubbie wrote:I would love for him to get all 3,000 seats...then Bonds homer to left center...just the look to see him setting in left field all by himself...and the ball land about 5 rows over from him.... :-b


Thats if they ever pitch to him. :-/
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Postby KPucks » Thu Jul 01, 2004 5:12 pm

LBJackal wrote:Is he gonna cover all that territory himself :-o If he invites a bunch of friends or something to try and cover all that ground, they might keep the ball for themselves. And some kids will probably sit in his seats because they're all empty, and hey, it's Barry Bonds. Can't wait to see the highlights of thsoe games on TV though :-D


I heard about this on either PTI or Around the Horn. He is inviting friends, but making them sign leagally binding contracts that if they catch the ball they have to give it to him.
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Postby KULCAT » Thu Jul 01, 2004 6:35 pm

KPucks wrote:
LBJackal wrote:Is he gonna cover all that territory himself :-o If he invites a bunch of friends or something to try and cover all that ground, they might keep the ball for themselves. And some kids will probably sit in his seats because they're all empty, and hey, it's Barry Bonds. Can't wait to see the highlights of thsoe games on TV though :-D


I heard about this on either PTI or Around the Horn. He is inviting friends, but making them sign leagally binding contracts that if they catch the ball they have to give it to him.


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Postby Madison » Fri Jul 02, 2004 1:15 am

That's an expensive lotto ticket. 8-o

Very interesting though. ;-D
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