|Wizards' Arenas wants to buy Bonds' 756th ball to prevent asterisk|
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|Friday, 28 September 2007 11:49|
Arenas' solution? He wants to buy the ball.
Fashion designer Marc Ecko bought the ball in an online auction, then set up a Web site so people could vote to determine its fate. Ecko announced the winning choice this week: branding the ball with an asterisk before it's sent to the Hall of Fame.
``I don't think he should mess up history like that,'' Arenas said Friday.
``It's history. It's still history. I mean, the guy's a man before he's some big slugger,'' he added. ``I mean, how you just going to take what this man's done for his career and ... say, 'Hey, you were accused of this. You allegedly did this. I want to take this away from you.'? I mean, what if we took away your Ecko company? I mean, why graffiti the ball?''
Later Friday, Arenas posted an entry on his blog making the same point.
``I'll buy the ball from you Ecko for $800,000. If Barry Bonds is found guilty, I'll give it back to you. I'm not going to let you go around like some little superhero,'' the blog says. ``I'll put it in my hall of fame. The Gilbert Hall of Fame for Athletes no matter what you did.''