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Thursday, December 01, 2005

Red Sox sue for World Series ball

The Red Sox are going after the ball that was used in making the final out of the 2004 World Series. The Associate Press is reporting the Sox have filed a lawsuit against former 1st baseman Doug Mientkiewicz over the ball that ended the Red Sox 86 year championship drought.

The Sox filed the lawsuit seeking a court order to keep the ball, after they have had it "on loan" from Mientkiewicz for the past year. At the end of Game 4 of the 2004 Series pitcher Keith Foulke flipped the ball to Mientkiewicz, giving Boston a four-game sweep over the St. Louis Cardinals. Following the game Mientkiewicz put the ball in a safe deposit box and claimed ownership when the Red Sox asked for it.

In January, days after he was traded to the New York Mets, he agreed to lend the ball to the Red Sox for one year. Red Sox lawyers are using a clause about ownership in the loan agreement to file the case in Suffolk Superior Court.

(From Boston Dirt Dogs a year ago...)

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