Fate of 756

4:30 PM -- Fashion designer Marc Ecko won the auction for Barry Bonds's 756th home run ball -- the one that broke Hank Aaron's record -- and has decided to put its fate up to vote.

Ecko won't be keeping the ball he paid $752,467 for. He appeared on daytime TV today to announce he's either sending it to the Baseball Hall of Fame -- possibly branded with an asterisk -- or shooting it into space. Given that outer space is the new playground for billionaire geeks, I think he's serious about that.

Normally I snub this kind of stunt, but Ecko seems to want to generate real discussion, not just stir up Bondsian vitriol one way or the other. Plus, it's cool that Ecko doesn't belong to a fantasy league.

If you care, cast your vote here.

— Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading

Raymond McConville 12/5/2012 | 3:02:34 PM
re: Fate of 756 A-Rod's going to end up with 920 HRs anyway, so within 5 years that ball will be worthless.
Pete Baldwin 12/5/2012 | 3:02:33 PM
re: Fate of 756 Yeah, but by then A-Rod will be a Red Soc, and he'll be kicking Yankee butt up and down the east coast.

Which is totally irrelevant, but I wanted to say something bad about the Yankees.
deauxfaux 12/5/2012 | 3:02:31 PM
re: Fate of 756 yep, Barry "the new juice" will have his 15 minutes...or a few years, and that will be it
DCITDave 12/5/2012 | 3:02:30 PM
re: Fate of 756 756 is Barry's hat size, btw
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