The Marlins say their video proves the man who holds Ken Griffey Jr.’s home run ball caught it on the fly. Now, the man who says it was stolen from him is going to court to see the tape.
Justin Kimball says he’s the one who snared Ken Griffey Jr.’s 600th home run ball. The Florida Marlins say he’s full of it.
Kimball and his attorneys have now filed a subpoena asking the club to turn over the purported video that shows another fan catching it on the fly last week. It’s the evidence the Marlins say proves a season ticket holder known only as "Joe" is indeed the rightful owner.
Kimball says has nine witnesses willing to testify the ball was ripped away from him and that he only wants the ball so he can hand it over to Junior. Alden Gonzalez sorts out the ongoing mess.
Meanwhile, the Reds honored Griffey Tuesday night but he was held out of the lineup because of illness. Fans received a large baseball card of Griffey in his 600th homer swing and a commemorative poster (and yes, some of them are already for sale).
Griffey’s batting helmet from the historic night was presented to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. His batting gloves were given to the Reds Hall of Fame.