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My dog ate it! -- a whole new meaning to the Red Sox

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  1. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3163105


    The baseball from the final out of the 2007 World Series is at Jonathan Papelbon's home in Hattiesburg, Miss., according to the Hattiesburg American.

    Well, part of it is.

    The rest? You should ask the Boss.

    If he could talk, he might say it was delicious. But the most he'll say is "woof."

    "Boss," you see, is Jonathan Papelbon's dog. Boss likes to play with baseballs. And Boss found the baseball that Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek gave the closer after he struck out the Rockies' Seth Smith to clinch Boston's second World Series title in four years, the newspaper reported.

    And Papelbon was left with a common excuse for not doing one's homework to explain what happened to a historic baseball artifact.

    "My dog ate it," Papelbon told the newspaper. "He plays with baseballs like they are his toys. His name is Boss. He jumped up one day on the counter and snatched it. He likes rawhide. He tore that thing to pieces.

    "I'll keep what's left of it," he told the paper.

    After the 2004 World Series, the Red Sox and first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz haggled over custody of the ball that produced the final out of the team's Series championship in 86 years. Both sides eventually decided to give the ball to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.
     

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  2. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    Hey that leather probably tastes damned good to a dog! :drool:
     
  3. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    My dog ate my hockey gloves when he was a pup. Leather and sweat...gack.
    But I justified some new mitts, so it wasn't all bad!
     
  4. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    My friend's dog picked all his girlfriends panties out of the clothes hamper and ate the crotches out of them
     
  5. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Was it a Blood Hound?
     
  6. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    No it was just a discharge hound I guess... (blue heeler)

    Edit: Sorry for completely annihilating this thread.
     
  7. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    My dog chewed a hole in one of my Red Sox hats.
     
  8. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Shows how important that ball was to him to leave it out.
     
  9. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Had you been wearing it on your crotch?