Sox Play Tough on Memento
13 months after Mientkiewicz pocketed the ball, the team is playing hardball. Lawyers for the Red Sox filed suit yesterday in Suffolk Superior Court seeking permanent possession of the cherished symbol of suffering redeemed.
The club's legal team said that Mientkiewicz had gained possession of the ball only because he was a Red Sox employee and that the ball remained the team's property.
Count me amongst those who think the Sox should not be doing this. I feel that the tradition of the last person holding the ball gets to keep it should stay alive in Baseball. Otherwise, who's to say any ball caught by anyone actually belongs to the Red Sox. I think this is an unwise step by the F.O.
Edited by amh03, 01 December 2005 - 06:42 AM.