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Bonds Ball to be Branded with Asterisk, then Sent to the HOF

Not really an Astros related topic, but worth mentioning anyways. This is hilarious if you ask me...

The ball Barry Bonds hit for his record-breaking 756th home run will be branded with an asterisk and sent to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Fashion designer Marc Ecko, who bought the ball in an online auction, set up a Web site for fans to vote on the ball's fate, and Wednesday announced the decision to brand it won out over the other options -- sending it to Cooperstown unblemished or launching it into space.
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I think this is quite funny. The HOF couldn't possibly turn the ball down, and now it will be forever branded with the asterisk. I wonder if they will attempt to remove the brand once they get it?