Did you hear about tonight’s Home Run Derby? Rawlings and MLB are introducing new golden balls, which will be used when each player is down to his last “out.” Every homer hit with one of them will generate $21,000 for charity.
I applaud that.
But I have issues with the ball itself. When I first saw this picture of it, my first reaction was closer to “Ewww!” than “Oooh!” The Century 21 logo, in my opinion, makes the whole thing seem tacky, and I’m concerned that the dual-color paneling will distract the hitters. Am I being too harsh? What do you think?
By the way, the few All-Star balls I’ve caught came from random batting practices here and there. In other words, I’ve never been to an All-Star Game–or a HR Derby. Anyone got an extra ticket?